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The Real Princess Brenda Williams

The Real Princess By Brenda Williams

The Real Princess by Brenda Williams

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Introduces basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and includes a 'Test Your Maths Skills' section.

The Real Princess Summary

The Real Princess: a Mathemagical Tale by Brenda Williams

A classic with a twist, this number-crunching take on The Princess and the Pea features not just one princess, but three, not to mention four horses, five dogs, six grooms, seven gardeners, and all kinds of chances for young mathematicians to put their adding and subtracting to the test. This lively readaloud book introduces basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and includes a 'Test Your Maths Skills' section. Rich colours, ingenious page layouts, quirky design and a playful text make this book a covetable gift for everyone who remains young at heart. Former primary school teacher Brenda Williams runs popular workshops. The book challenges the standard princess and fairytale stereotypes - it's not only the princess who can have a happy ending.

The Real Princess Reviews

'Children love fairy stories. They suspend disbelief and accept all manner of strange happenings as perfectly normal. How many people would feel a pea under their mattress? Probably none, but that doesn't stop children enjoying the story of the Princess and the Pea. The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Tale...has a lovely mathematical slant on this traditional tale. Use the story for counting, sequences, ordinal numbers and much more.' -Scholastic Child Education PLUS 'For the slightly older child, 'The Real Princess: A Mathemagical Tale' ought to prove a beguiling mix of number lore and fairy tale. The plot elements will be familiar: three princes looking for brides, a king with three bags of gold and a queen with nine magic peas. But running through Brenda Williams's story is a riot of numerical coincidences, some turning on the curious fact that if you take various multiples of nine (18, 27, 36, 45 etc.) and add up the digits (1+8, 2+7, 3+6, 4+5), you always get nine back again. This is the kind of hidden pattern that children delight in discovering. And if some of the artsier parents fail to get it, they'll at least smile at Sophie Fatus's illustrations, which have a little of Marc Chagall in them, and a little of Joan Miro.' - Jim Holt, The New York Times This is the first non-rhyming children's story that Brenda has had published, and it's a real treasure of a book. It offers a fresh slant on the well-known traditional tale 'The Princess and the Pea' - and young readers will love getting involved with the story and trying some mathemagical counting along the way. - Scholastic Literacy Plus Complimented by the bright imaginative illustrations by Fatus, this is an excellent way to introduce counting and numeracy skills. Overall, it is a nice story with fun, bold illustrations and should captivate any young listener. - Elizabeth Baskeyfield, The School Librarian

About Brenda Williams

Brenda Williams, a former primary school English teacher, is now a highly regarded children's poet. She is also the author of Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear (978-1-90523-680-0); this is her second Barefoot project. She lives in Wiltshire and is married with two children and five grandchildren.Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of several other Barefoot books including Babushka (978-1-8414-811-2), Riddle Me This! (978-1-90523-633-6), My Daddy is a Pretzel (978-1-90523-682-4) and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (HB with CD 978-1-84686-035-5: PB with CD 978-1-84686-079-9). Sophie lives in Florence, Italy.

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The Real Princess: a Mathemagical Tale by Brenda Williams
Used - Very Good
Barefoot Books Ltd
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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