The Princess and the Pea (A Tip-Top Elf Book)

The Princess and the Pea (Tip-Top Elf Book),
illustrated by Anne Sellers Leaf.
Rand McNally & Company, 1965.
Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.












I had a pile of books at my grandmother's house when I was very little.  Most of them came from garage sales and estate sales.  This is one of them.  I never cared much for the story of "The Princess and the Pea," but I always loved these illustrations.


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  1. Oh I love the story and these illustrations are beautiful! You have fantastic finds in garage sales! I don't often stumble upon good books like that!

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    1. My grandma would have found this one. I remember reading it with her when I was very, very little. But as you can see, it was only 10 cents! :o)

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  2. What a wonderful treasure! I rarely see anything good at garage sales these days.

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    1. I have a nice collection of Elf, Junior Elf, and Whitmans, but most came from a big lot I bought on eBay. This one was my grandmother's find, years ago. She probably found it in the late '70s/early '80s. :o)

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    1. I love the princess, but I think the little queen is my favorite.

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  4. Oh my gosh. I had this book when I was a little girl! Love the colorful mattresses!

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    1. Oh, cool! I love the colors in this book period. So happy!

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  5. Oh I adore this! And it looks so familiar. I wonder if I had this when I was little?? So so cute. Oh I think I know why it looks familiar -- doesn't it remind you a bit of Rankin-Bass characters??

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    1. I can see that! It seems to be one of the more popular Tip-Top Elfs. The pictures just make me smile.

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