Princess and the Peas

Princess and the Peas

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By: Rachel Himes

"Anybody who wants to marry my John will have to cook as well as I do."

In this adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, Ma Sally cooks the best black-eyed peas in Charleston County, South Carolina. Her son, John, is a highly eligible bachelor, and three local women vie for his hand in marriage by attempting to cook as well as Ma. At the last minute, a surprise contestant named Princess arrives at the door. Princess and John are well-matched, but Princess has her own ideas. When told she has won John's hand, she asks him to scrub the pots and pans before she'll give him an answer. Her answer, it turns out, is that she wants to spend some time getting to know John first.

Back matter includes an author's note and a recipe for Princess's Black-eyed Peas.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Rachel Himes, author

Rachel Himes is a museum educator, children's book author, and illustrator. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. This is her debut children's book. Rachel lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Awards & Honors:

2018 Cooperative Children's Book Center choice, Picture Books for School-Age Children

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-718-1

ISBN: 978-1-60734-884-9 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-885-6 PDF
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
8 1/2 x 11

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 2. Standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 3. Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10

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