Frolicking Baby Swans
       
     
Princess on the Prairie Cooperative Game Set
       
     
Scenes from a Princess on the Prairie Game Night
       
     
Princess on the Prairie Cooperative Green Game
       
     
Hans Christian Andersen Montage
       
     
Butterfly Teatime Adventures
       
     
Grace in Motion
       
     
Frolicking Baby Swans
       
     
Frolicking Baby Swans

“There grew magnificent oaks and beech-trees; and if the bark was split of any of them, long blades of grass grew out of the clefts; there were also large smooth lakes in the wood, on which the swans were swimming about and flapping their wings.”

The Wild Swans
Hans Christian Andersen

Princess on the Prairie Cooperative Game Set
       
     
Princess on the Prairie Cooperative Game Set

Inspired by Jens Jensen, the Prairie School Era landscape architect and conservationist who immigrated to the Midwest from his native Denmark, where Hans Christian Andersen wrote ‘The Princess and the Pea’ as part of his collection of original fairy tales. Andersen often created ornate paper-cuts while telling his fairy tales to children and worked on a scrapbook project for Adolph Drewsen’s granddaughter that featured many illustrations of butterflies. Jensen believed in the power of fairy tales and promoted dramatic masques performed in endangered Midwestern landscapes to help save the environment.

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Scenes from a Princess on the Prairie Game Night
       
     
Scenes from a Princess on the Prairie Game Night

“The water streamed out of her hair and her clothes; it ran in at the top of her shoes and out at the heel, but she said that she was a real princess.”

The Princess and the Pea
Hans Christian Andersen

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Players turn over pillows and gather mattresses in Princess on the Prairie, while enjoying macaroons on location at a local treasure–All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, Illinois.

Princess on the Prairie Cooperative Green Game
       
     
Princess on the Prairie Cooperative Green Game

Especially Made for 2-4 Players, Ages 5+

Princess on the Prairie is a unique cooperative game experience that encourages social skills filled with moments of joy and wonder born of our own imagination under the magical spell cast by a fairy tale. Counting, speech, memory, creativity and imaginative play are all key elements of the successful game play. Princess on the Prairie is all-inclusive and was made for everyone.

The game set includes: Rules of Play, Lace Trimmed Cotton Play Mat, Drawstring Muslin Game Bag, 21 Royal Cotton Mattresses, and 40 Royal Pillow Cards featuring Shining Stars, Flowering Blossoms, Fluttering Butterflies, Golden Dragonflies, plus a Golden Crown, Golden Fleece, and a Green Pea.

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Hans Christian Andersen Montage
       
     
Hans Christian Andersen Montage

"When you have reached your fifteenth year," said the grand-mother, "you will have permission to rise up out of the sea, to sit on the rocks in the moonlight, while the great ships are sailing by; and then you will see both forests and towns."

The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen


Clockwise: Two Pierrots Balancing on Swans and Two Dancers, 1820-75, Hans Christian Andersen, 6 7/16” x 4 7/8” Cutout in blue paper, mounted on an album sheet; Hans Christian Andersen at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen, 1867, Thora Hallager; A Fully Cut Fairy Tale, circa 1864, Hans Christian Andersen, 13 9/16” x 13 1/4” Paper cutout; from Wikimedia Commons. The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006.

Butterfly Teatime Adventures
       
     
Butterfly Teatime Adventures

“It was a princess standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real princess.”

The Princess and the Pea
Hans Christian Andersen

Grace in Motion
       
     
Grace in Motion

“Towards evening, she heard at the grating the flutter of a swan's wing, it was her youngest brother—he had found his sister, and she sobbed for joy . . .”

The Wild Swans
Hans Christian Andersen