The Thirteenth Princess
My name is Zita, and I am the thirteenth princess. My twelve sisters are legendary, even in faraway kingdoms, but I am sure that you have never heard of me.Zita is not an ordinary servant girl—she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons. When she was born, Zita's father banished... show more
My name is Zita, and I am the thirteenth princess. My twelve sisters are legendary, even in faraway kingdoms, but I am sure that you have never heard of me.Zita is not an ordinary servant girl—she's the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons. When she was born, Zita's father banished her to the servants' quarters to work in the kitchens, where she can only communicate with her royal sisters in secret.Then, after Zita's twelfth birthday, the princesses all fall mysteriously ill. The only clue is their strangely worn and tattered shoes. With the help of her friends—Breckin the stable boy, Babette the witch, and Milek the soldier—Zita follows her bewitched sisters into a magical world of endless dancing and dreams. But something more sinister is afoot—and unless Zita and her friends can break the curse, the twelve princesses will surely dance to their deaths.A classic fairy tale with a bold twist, The Thirteenth Princess tells the...
Publish date: February 2nd 2010
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
Series: Fairy Tale Princesses
The Thirteenth Princess -- Diane Zahler -- A Retelling Based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses I love fairy tale retellings and had been looking forward to reading this book despite the fact that I knew it was targeted more towards Middle Grade or Childrens. I've always had fairly bad luck with M...
This tells the story of Zita, the 13th daughter of the king who wanted only sons. As a baby, she was sent to live with the servants, and was raised there without knowing who she really was. Then she discovers that she's one of the princesses. Read the full review HERE!
Zita is the 13th princess - her sisters are the more famous 12 Dancing Princesses. Raised as a servant, due to her father's rage at being left a widower with no sons, Zita lives between the royal world and the servants. Her identity is an open secret, and once she learns it, she is able to connect w...
I enjoyed this retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and I absolutely love the cover illustration. I do have to say that it is a pretty quick read, and there isn't necessarily a great deal of depth to it. But it holds up well, and younger audiences especially should enjoy it.
I love fairy tales and retellings of fairy tales, so when I saw this one - a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses with a beautiful cover, I immediately picked it up.Sadly, I was rather disappointed in the content. The techincal level of the writing is decent, but the main problem revolves arou...