Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

Published: 1st May 2018 Goodreads badge
Little Bee Books
Illustrator: Stevie Lewis
Pages: 40
Format: Picture Book
★   ★   ★   ★  – 4 Stars

In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place.

“Thank you,” he told his parents. “I appreciate that you tried, but I’m looking for something special in a partner by my side.”

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far from here, there was a prince in line to take the throne, so his parents set out to find him a kind and worthy bride. The three of them travelled the land far and wide, but the prince didn’t quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met.

I love this book so much.

The story follows the same fairy tale style as you’d expect but the prince doesn’t want to choose from his line-up of princess suitors – he wants a suitor of a different kind. I love this because it maintains the fairy tale structure without diverting or changing it and instead it substitutes one character for another with no consequences.

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I cannot stress enough how beautiful Lewis’ illustrations are. They are colourful and full of depth and a few of them I even wanted to hang on my wall they were so wonderful.

This is a fabulous story and one I’m glad exists. It has all the classic fairy tale elements like a prince looking to marry, dragons, kingdoms in peril, everything you need but with some more diversity and representation.

You can purchase Prince & Knight via the following

Booktopia | Book Depository

WorderyAngus and Robinson

 Fishpond | Amazon | Amazon Aust

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