The Princess and the Pea
Story Characters - Advantage Format

Prince Borso                                                         11% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

I'm thirty-five years old. I still live at home with my parents. As the prince, I must marry a real princess. My parents and I have searched all over the world to find one, but so far, we haven't had any luck. Is it them, or is it me?

King Herne                                                              14% of story
Stage 3 - Transitional Reader

My son, the prince, is quite good-looking, like me. So, I can't understand why there isn't a princess pounding on our door every day! I hope we can find him a wife soon. But, my wife won't let him marry just any princess. She has to be a "real" princess. I suppose she knows what she's doing, so I don't question her methods.

Queen                                                                               19% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader

My poor son has already been disappointed a number of times. None of the princesses he hoped to marry turned out to be the real thing. Now another princess has arrived at our castle. She says she's the Princess of Mir, but it's up to me to prove it. I have a reliable method. Can you guess what it is?

Princess Garbanza                                            16% of story
Stage 4- Intermediate Reader

I think that a modern princess should be able to go where she wants without a lot of servants following her around. She should be able to travel alone, make her own decisions, and work outside the palace if that's her wish. Also, nobody should tell her which prince to marry. She should be able to make her own choice, don't you agree?

Grasak (the servant)                                         18% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

I've been the royal family's loyal servant for most of my life, and let me tell you, this job is no easy ride. The pay is so low it's pitiful, and I'm on duty twenty-four hours a day. The prince is a nice guy, but he's not terribly bright, and it seems I must do practically everything for him. You may ask what makes me stay, when I could get another job in a minute. Well, somehow I just feel attached to this royal family. I don't know why.

Small Parts                                                                   4% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

Princess Ert of Cicero
Princess Bisila of LaPaz
Princess Endoo of Arbes

Narrator                                                                          18% of story
Stage 5 - Advanced Reader

As the narrator, I am the master storyteller! It's up to me to keep the story alive and interesting with each exciting detail. So, I must read everything with expression and excitement! Oh, and by the way, I like peas too!