Such a Prince

Such a Prince - coverIllustrated by John Manders

Meet Marvin.

He’s not rich. He’s not very confident. And he’s a bit on the skinny side.

Marvin also happens to have the help of a very unusual fairy.

And the princess he’s trying to impress isn’t so typical either.

Yes, it may be true that Marvin is not such a hunk. But he’s honest. He’s kind. He’s clever. And if given the chance …

… he’d make such a prince!

Shortlisted for:

  • Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award (Honour Book) 2009

“Bar-el adds plenty of shtick to his retelling of a folk tale sometimes called ‘The Three Peaches’. … A very funny rendition equally suited to reading or telling.”

Kirkus Review, September 15, 2007


“Bar-el’s snappy text and Mander’s animated, playful exaggerated gouache and colored pencil pictures provide plenty of laughs.”

Publishers Weekly, November 12, 2007

“Dan Bar-el’s splendid Such a Prince uses all the elements of traditional tales but adds an invigorating dash of zaniness that makes this very much his own.”

Quill & Quire, December, 2007

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