Fiction | 8 September 2015Classic Princess Stories Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Have you heard the buzz about the new princess to join the ranks of Disney royalty? Earlier in August at the D23 Expo, Disney debuted Moana, the Polynesian princess, set to debut in late 2016. With the help of her animal friends (a pig and a rooster) and a demigod named Maui, Moana will sail the Pacific Ocean to complete a quest, and will no doubt encounter many surprises along the way. After falling in love with the frostily lovable sister duo of Elsa and Anna, we can’t wait to see what adventures the newest princess has in store for us! (And for an extra treat, you can Learn to Draw all your favorite Frozen characters!) While we love meeting new princesses – it’s always exciting to have more possibilities at dress up time – there’s a certain charm about the classic princesses that never seems to fade. Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora… what makes these characters so special? Maybe it’s because our mothers dressed up as those same princesses when they were little, or maybe the stories have been passed down for so many years that they’ve become ingrained in our culture. Either way, we know we’ll be reading, watching, and pretending with these princesses for years to come. And who knows, maybe Moana will be a classic to the little girls of the next generation!Children’s Theatre Princess Tales from Walter Foster Jr. is the perfect kit for classic princess playtime. The kit comes with a book of three beloved fairytales – Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty – along with a stage, set pieces, and puppets of the complete cast of characters, so you can put on your own puppet show as you read! Parents can share their favorite classics with the little ones, and kids will have a blast directing and playing with the whimsical puppets (see: adorable picture proof below). We like to think of Children’s Theatre Princess Tales as a royal flush for the whole family. Check out a sneak peek of Snow White’s story in the following excerpt! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Excerpted from Children’s Theatre Princess Tales Once upon a time there was a kingdom ruled by a wicked queen. The queen had a magic mirror that she asked every day: “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” And the mirror would answer: “My queen, you are the fairest in the land.” The queen had a stepdaughter, who was known to all as Snow White for her fair skin. With her coal-black hair and rose-red lips, she became more beautiful with each passing year. One day the queen asked her mirror: “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” The mirror answered: “You are very beautiful, my queen, but Snow White is more beautiful still.” The queen turned green with envy and ordered the huntsman to take Snow White into the woods and kill her. But the huntsman took pity on Snow White and let her live. “Run as far as you can, Snow White, and never come home,” he said. “The queen must not know that you are still alive.” All alone in the deepest woods, Snow White did not know what to do. She ran as fast as her legs would carry her, but then she stumbled and wept. It was getting dark when suddenly she saw a little cottage. Author: Oldrich Ruzicka Author: Klara Kolcavova Illustrator: Maria Neradova Format: Board Books, 20 Pages ISBN: 9781633220089 Age Range: 4 to 8 Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Series: Children’s Theatre Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.