Synopses & Reviews
Once there lived a lovelorn prince whose mother decreed that he must marry by the end of the summer. So began the search to find the prince's perfect match and lo and behold...
...his name was Lee.
You are cordially invited to join the merriest, most unexpected wedding of the year. King and King is a contemporary tale about finding true love and living happily ever after, sure to woo readers of any age. A great gift.
- Exuberant artwork full of visual play calls for repeated readings.
- Accelerated Reader quiz available.
- Inside/Out Book Club selection.
- Lambda Literary Award.
- Honorable mention in the "Most Unusual Book of the Year" category for Publishers Weekly's 2002 "Off the Cuff" Awards, or "Cuffies" selected by booksellers.
"Silly but affectionate collage illustrations match the text for whimsical irreverence. Missing the political point, the young audience will probably come to the conclusion that this prince likes boys better than girls, which, of course, he does." Hornbook Guide to Children
"Adults will know what's coming early in the story, but many kids won't. They'll simply like the fun artwork and the final twist on conventions." Booklist
"This story recognizes no differences between homosexual and heterosexual relationships....The colorful, amusing illustrations and the humor of the story will appeal to kids." Children's Literature
"The book does present same-sex marriage as a viable, acceptable way of life within an immediately recognizable narrative form, the fairy tale. However, those looking for picture books about alternative lifestyles may want to keep looking for a barrier-breaking classic on the subject." School Library Journal
"Indeed a book whose time has come." Kirkus Reviews
"Progressive...inclusive...exuberant collage-flecked art." San Francisco Chronicle
"A great book to teach young readers about same-sex couples." Philadelphia Gay News
"[A] modern tale of happily-ever-after." NAPRA Review
The Crown Kitty
Cordially Invite You
a Royal Wedding
Reception to follow
in the Royal Gardens
Bring Lots of Presents
About the Author
Dutch writer and illustrator team Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland live in the Netherlands. Their first book, King and King, was translated into four languages. When not writing and illustrating, Linda competes in sand castlebuilding and Stern plays with her son, Nelson.