Where do the king's beautiful daughters disappear to night after night? And who can solve the mystery of the twelve pairs of dancing slippers, worn to shreds by the morning? Internationally acclaimed illustrator Jane Ray, brings to vivid life the fun-loving princesses of the classic Grimm fairy tale, as they boldly escape the confines of their father's castle. With its sumptuous, detailed illustrations and gold and silver highlights, The Twelve Dancing Princesses is the latest in the crown of Jane Ray's retellings of classic stories.
Jane Ray is one of today's foremost children's illustrators, whose work is known and loved throughout the world. She has illustrated many books for Orchard and of those The Story of Creation won the Smarties Prize, The Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award and her version of The Happy Prince won the Kate Greenaway Medal, while The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for it.