King and King
Written by Linda De Haan
Illustrated by Stern Nijland
This is the well-known story of Cinderella with a twist. When the queen insists that her son get married, the Prince begrudgingly agrees. However, this is no easy feat. One by one all the bachelorettes of the land introduce themselves, hoping to be the chosen Princess. It is not until Princess Madeleine appears that the Prince falls in love… with her brother, Prince Lee! This unexpected ending of an otherwise familiar fairy tale, will inspire discussion and questions about stereotypes, traditions, and social expectations. This heartwarming book – with beautiful collage-style illustrations – was first published in The Netherlands in 2002.
We’d recommend this picture-book to children ages 4-8.