The Princess and the Shoe

Caryl Hart (author)



“The Princess and the Shoe” reimagines Cinderella in a sporty twist. Princess Jasmine, preferring muddy trainers to glass slippers, embarks on a race with magic trainers, discovering her determination. This empowering, rhyming story by Caryl Hart is perfect for young readers challenging traditional princess stereotypes.

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Number of pages: 32

Published: 02 April 2020

SKU: 9781788003360 Categories: ,


In the enchanting world of children’s literature, “The Princess and the Shoe” emerges as a delightful and empowering twist on the classic Cinderella tale. Written by the acclaimed Caryl Hart and vividly illustrated by Sarah Warburton, this picture book is a celebration of individuality, determination, and the joy of sports.

Meet Princess Jasmine, a character who is anything but your typical fairytale princess. Eschewing long gowns and idle pastimes, Jasmine finds her passion in the exhilarating world of athletics, specifically in the thrilling challenge of a cross-country race. Unlike her more conventional stepsisters, Jasmine is a girl who loves her muddy trainers more than any glass slipper.

The story takes an exciting turn when Jasmine encounters a fairy godmother, who bestows upon her a pair of magical, speedy trainers. With these, Jasmine’s dream of racing seems within reach. However, a twist of fate leads to the loss of one shoe. The real magic unfolds as Jasmine pushes forward, fueled not by enchantments but by her fierce spirit and unwavering belief in her abilities.

Caryl Hart’s masterful storytelling is brought to life through Sarah Warburton’s captivating illustrations, making “The Princess and the Shoe” a visually stunning experience. The narrative flows in delightful rhymes, emphasizing themes of feminism, self-reliance, and the importance of pursuing one’s true interests.

Beyond this tale lies a series of adventures with similarly spirited princesses, including titles like “The Princess and the Christmas Rescue,” “The Princess and the Giant,” “The Princess and the Presents,” and “The Princess and the Pea.” Each story shares the common thread of challenging traditional princess stereotypes.

Enhancing the reader’s experience, Nosy Crow’s signature touch includes a ‘Stories Aloud’ audio recording. Easily accessible via a QR code, this feature allows readers to enjoy an immersive auditory journey alongside the visual narrative.

“The Princess and the Shoe” is more than a book; it’s a gateway to a world where princesses are defined not by their crowns but by their courage, a perfect addition to any young reader’s library.

Additional information

Weight 232 g
Dimensions 29 × 25 cm