Maiden & Princess (Hardcover)
In this modern fairy tale, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince's royal ball, but at the dance, she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place.
"The prince is smart and strong,"
she confided in her mother.
"But if I'm being honest,
I see him as a brother."
Her mother said, "Just go!
And have a bit of fun.
The prince might not be right,
but you could meet the one."
Once in a faraway kingdom, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince's royal ball, but she's not as excited to go as everyone else. After her mother convinces her to make an appearance, she makes a huge impression on everyone present, from the villagers to the king and queen, but she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.
About the Author
Daniel Haack is an Emmy Award winner who made his children's book debut with Prince & Knight. He loves writing stories that are filled with action and adventure (and okay, maybe a little bit of romance, too). He graduated from Ithaca College as a Park Scholar and is a Saul Zaentz Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A former Wisconsin farm boy, Daniel currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Boston. Find out more at danielhaack.com.
Isabel Galupo lives and works in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ithaca College as a Park Scholar with a BS in screenwriting and also participated in the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. When not writing, Isabel FaceTimes with her four younger sisters and daydreams about the fat, squishy pug that she will one day adopt. Visit isabelgalupo.com to learn more.
Becca Human is an artist and filmmaker living and working in London, England. Their colorful illustrations, comics, and films fluctuate between narrative and abstract, and are often driven by themes of futurism, isolation, and surrealism. You can find their work at beccahuman.com.
There is wonderful diversity in the colorful illustrations-the royal family is Black, the visiting princesses come from multicultural backgrounds, and a range of body types are represented. . . . Share widely this sweet, openhearted fairy-tale that gently affirms all kinds of love.
— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
This young adult historical fiction packs an absolutely powerful punch and it absolutely blew me away. It is ENORMOUSLY FUN to read, and it’s rich with juicy historical goodness, from the locations to the language used to the many chaotic adventures our characters get wrapped up in. The story introduces Monty, a young British lord being groomed to grow up as a gentleman, but to absolutely no avail. Before he takes over his family’s estate (much to his father’s chagrin), Monty embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend (whom he’s disastrously in love with), and his sister, but they end up on a whirlwind manhunt across Europe that leaves behind everything they knew before! Full of mayhem and mystery and written with such wit, this book is also balanced with commentary about many historical prejudices involving race, sexuality, and physical ability that persisted in history.
Fall in love with their story, and be sure not to miss the sequel, Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!
(Young Adult Historical Fiction and Romance, Ages 16+) - reviewed by Isabel