The Real Princess

July 2003

The Real Princess by Hans Christen Anderson is housed in the wonderful three dimension book. It contains 9 trays with 9 books each containing a part of the story. The trays and books have nature prints with the trays in the highest level using the pumpkin leaves, drawing down to the lowest with the greenery of the pea play. The outer part of the trays, the boxes are covered in tea dyed fabric to emulate mattress fabric. they are stacked on top of each other as the princess' mattresses were stacked in the story. On top of these "matresses" is a pop-up of the princess in her bed with her rumpled hair and sheets. When closed, a quilt of paper is seen.