La princesse qui n’aimait pas les princes

(The princess who didn't like princes) Book not yet available in English


The king wants to find a husband for his daughter, the princess. He invites all the princes he can think of. One by one, they parade past the princess. A few princes draw the eye of the court, but the princess doesn’t like any of them. They all break an object inherited from aunt Zoe and are rejected. The king calls on a fairy. When she arrives, the princess immediately falls in love with her and they live happily ever after. “And that is how every true fairy tale should end.”


A very amusing picture book that starts with the classical fairy tale premise of a king who wants a husband for his daughter, presents her with princes for her to accept or turn down, and ends up calling in a fairy for help. At that point, the classical fairy tale takes an unexpected turn as the fairy and the princess instantly fall in love, without the fairy having to prove her worth. One interesting aspect is aunt Zoe, present in the memory of the objects she has bequeathed: she is the only character to have a name, as all the others are simply identified by their social status – king, princess, fairy, or prince.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Brière-Haquet, Alice

Illustrator(s): Larchevêque, Lionel

Series: Encore une fois

Publisher: Actes sud junior

City: Arles

Year: 2014

Pages: 38

ISBN: 9782330031657

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: LGBTQ+, Love, Princess/prince

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