The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Ruth Sanderson is our picture book of the day. I wanted to highlight a Twelve Dancing Princesses picture book today since I am also featuring a post on a new related novel, Entwined by Heather Dixon. This is tied for first place with Kinuko Craft's version as my favorite modern illustrated rendition. It is really impressive how popular this tale has become in the past decade. When I started SurLaLune most people weren't familiar with it. Now even I have a book for it, Twelve Dancing Princesses Tales From Around the World.
And here are some images:
You can read about the conception and execution of this rather famous image (it has been licensed quite a bit) on Sanderson's site at The Artist at Work. Page down to the very bottom.