Péronille la chevalière

(Péronnille the lady knight) Book not yet available in English


An intrepid princess wants to marry a gentle musician prince. His mother the queen sets her three tasks that all the other prospective brides-to-be have failed. But nothing can stop Péronnille the lady knight!


The traditional fairytale structure is turned on its head in a witty feminist twist: a taste for absurdity and irony makes up for the potential clumsiness of a straightforward reversal of stereotypical fairytale gender roles. It may be questioned whether younger readers will be aware of the ironic distance, however. The ending, which is more unexpected, foregrounds individual freedom and is doubtless within the grasp of every reader.

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

Author(s): Darrieussecq, Marie

Illustrator(s): Blumenthal, Nelly

Series: Panda poche

Publisher: Albin Michel jeunesse

City: Paris

Year: 2015

Pages: 40

ISBN: 9782226315403

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: Equality, Feelings, Princess/prince, Respect

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