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The Princess And The Pea Audiobook Story

A bedraggled maiden turns up at the King’s castle and the Prince thinks she might be a Princess. But how will they know for sure?

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Can you read the Princess And The Pea story for free?

Yes! You can read Princess And The Pea story for free at Sooper Books. All of our stories have been written by our professional writers and have modern illustrations.

Is this story read aloud?

The Princess And The Pea read aloud is available through our audiobook. You can choose to have this story read aloud by our professional narrator or read the story by yourself.

How many mattresses are there?

In the Princess And The Pea there are 20 mattresses and 20 quilts. Would you be able to notice a pea under 20 mattresses and 20 quilts?

What is the moral of the Princess And The Pea?

The Princess And The Pea moral is to not judge a person by their appearance. After being deceived by many fair maidens claiming to be Princesses, the prince and his mother were suspicious when a young, cold and soggy girl turned up at their doorstep seeking some dry clothes and a bed for the night. It transpired that their initial impression of the young girl was wrong and she was in fact a princess. After all, princesses can get soggy in the rain too!

What is the story summary?

This story is about a young princess who gets caught in a storm. She finds a castle and seeks warmth and a bed. The Queen mother and the prince are suspicious of the young woman as she doesn’t look like a princess at all. Nevertheless they decide to let her in. The queen mother comes up with a plan to test the young girl and find out if she really is a princess. She creates the most comfortable bed with 20 mattresses and 20 quilts, and to test whether the young girl is a princess or not she hides one pea at the bottom of the bed. If the young girl is indeed a princess she will undoubtedly feel it. Low and behold the young girl sleeps terribly. The queen is thrilled and tells the prince to marry her straight away!

Is this story a fairy tale?

Yes, this is a fairy tale originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. This story was first written in 1835 and has since been retold many times and is a firm favourite for bedtime stories today. The Sooper Books retelling stays close to the original storyline and we’ve modernised the illustrations.