The Prince and the Problem

Hilary McKay

Illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Ages 8 to 11
12 October 2017
16 pages


Often, I found things were not quite as they first seemed. Not all princesses are content to marry the prince, no matter how charming, or how carefully the queen arranges the peas.

The Prince and the Problem is an imaginative retelling of the classic fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Originally featured in Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales, this short story is sure to capture the imagination!

From the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning storyteller Hilary McKay and featuring black-and-white line and tone illustrations from the talented Sarah Gibb.

Hilary McKay is back! . . . She's inventive, funny and will always make you laugh . . . the oldest stories given fresh life