Princess prunella and the purple peanut by margaret atwood
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret AtwoodPresenting Princess Prunella. Proud, prissy, and pretty, and unhappily very spoiled, she lives in a pink palace with her pinheaded parents, her three plump pussycats, and her prize puppy dog, Pug. Her passion? Her very own person. Her aspiration? To marry a pinheaded prince with piles of pin money, who will praise and pamper her. From Margaret Atwood--the novelist, poet, short story writer and author of such contemporary bestsellers as The Handmaids Tale and The Robber Bride--comes a modern fairy tale with a classic message. Illustrated with elegant humor by Maryann Kovalski, Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut revels in the smart-alecky humor of its impertinent heroine and an alliteration of ps that gives the story a tongue-twisting energy with surprises at every turn. Children, and adults who love reading to children, will love reading princess prunella in the same way that they love reading Dr. Suess for the sheer fun of the language. But theres something more, too, as a born storyteller creates, with the mere choice of a word, an indelibly lively portrait of a spoiled little girl who is about to get her much-deserved comeuppance. Selection of Book-of-the-Month Club.
53,000 copies in print.
TOC 2011: Margaret Atwood, "The Publishing Pie: An Author's View"
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut by Margaret Atwood (1995, Hardcover)
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. She learns to treat the people in her life better, and to enjoy life. It is a good book to teach children all the various things that can start with the letter P and how there are animals, people and various things that all start with P. The illustrations are vivid and exciting visuals to represent this silly princess's character. Jennamg Oct 13, This children's picture book is about a spoiled, vain princess named Prunella. To teach her a lesson, an old lady casts a spell on her that can only be undone if she does three good deeds for others. At first she doesn't think much of it but soon her nose sprouts a purple peanut that keeps growing and growing until she is miserable and over time she starts to notice those around her and begins helping them.
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This children's picture book is about a spoiled, vain princess named Prunella. To teach her a lesson, an old lady casts a spell on her that can only be undone if she does three good deeds for others Prunella is a vain and self-centered young princess who has no concern for other people's problems. One day a wise woman puts a magic spell on her, causing a purple peanut to continually grow on Settling in Toronto in , she continued to spend summers in the northern woods. This experience provided much of the thematic material for her verse.
The pampered Princess Prunella has an important life-lesson to learn, and a wise old woman is just the person to teach her! When the old lady comes to the palace begging for food and the spoiled princess rudely shoos her away, the old woman casts a strange and terrible spell. Now the princess is aghast to discover a hideous purple peanut is growing from the point of her nose! The only way for Princess Prunella to break the spell is for her to perform three good deeds. Margaret Atwood's Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut is a charming children's book with spirited illustrations by Maryann Kovalski.