"Princess Sophie and the Six Swans", by Kim Jacobs, is a cute children's book. The illustrations are beautiful. The princess sees her brothers turned into swans and must do whatever she can to get them turned back. I love the premise of this story. Family is always first and the lessons this princess has to learn are good ones. Brother's Grimm tales are always good, and this adaptation is no different. Young children will relate and enjoy this fun tale!
Princess Sophie, the spirited young heroine of this adapted tale from the Brothers Grimm, finds herself faced with an incredible challenge and some lessons to learn. She had forgotten her departed mother's warning to temper loyalty and strength with a compassionate heart. Antagonized by Sophie's resentful words, her powerful new stepmother turns Sophie's six brothers into swans and sets her the task of saving them. Will Sophie succeed in helping her brothers? Can she spin six shirts made from the thorny thistle, while never speaking a word, even in her defense? And what will happen when King Yoren captures Sophie and takes her prisoner? Featuring stunning artwork by renowned illustrator Kim Jacobs, her retelling of this classic Brothers Grimm fairytale also contains an author's note with fascinating details on family heraldry and mute swans.