Twelve Dancing Princesses

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“But every morning their shoes were found to be quite worn through as if they had been danced in all night; and yet nobody could find out how it happened, or where they had been.”

– Grimm’s Fairy Tales

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” (or The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces) is a classic fairytale collected by the Brother’s Grimm about the mystery of how twelve princesses escape a locked room and wear out their shoes every night.

Twelve Dancing Princesses Retellings

 Here’s a list of Twelve Dancing
Princesses retellings I’ve found.
Check below for my reviews of some of them!
(Books marked with a * are either standalones
or first in series.)

A Dance of Silver and Shadow – Melanie Cellier* A curse that can only be lifted by the magical bond of twins.
The Twelve Dancing “Princesses” – S. R. Nulton A new take on the Twelve Dancing Princesses tale!
The Firethorn Crown – Lea Doue A gorgeous tale of 12 sisters, a shadow world, and dragon friends.
Pirouette – Kenley Davidson Full of intrigue and the machinations of court life, the way the various threads work together is excellent.
The Dark King and the Eternal Dance – Alesha Adamson* A sweet and clean mashup of Hades and Persephone with the Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Twelve Dancing Princesses – K. M. Shea Fae princesses are cursed and Quinn is the only one who can save them.
Dancer – Kimberly A. Rogers Family, sacrifices, and dragons!
The Twelve Virtuosos – Sarah Beran A misplaced letter leads to a mystery of twelve missing virtuosos.
Kingdom of Dance – Deborah Grace White What happens when you get caught eavesdropping on a dragon?
The City Beyond the Glass – Suzannah Rowntree What if the Twelve Dancing Princesses tried to steal your soul?
The Thirteenth Princess – Nina Clare* A short, sweet narrative of the “true” story behind the dancing princesses
Till Midnight – Aya Ling* A gender-bent, high-stakes retelling
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The Silver Prince

The Silver Prince: A Twelve Dancing Princesses Retelling by Lyndsey Hall (Once Upon a Prince book 7 ) Anders is the younger son of the king

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