Author(s): Xanthe Gresham
When a sensitive prince searches far and wide for a bride but finds no princess as tender-hearted as he is, he can hardly bear the disappointment. Then a mysterious stranger comes to the door. Could she be the one the prince has been looking for? How will he know? Xanthe Gresham's lyrical prose brings rich detail and contemporary depth to this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Xanthe Gresham used to save her bus fare to school by walking through the park and memorizing beautiful things. She is now an acclaimed writer who travels the world like the prince in this book, discovering beautiful things and sharing them with her audiences. The Arts Council of England describes her as speaking "like a woman spitting jewels." Xanthe lives in Sussex, UK. She has also written Thumbelina for Barefoot Books