The Princess and the Three Knights by Karen KingsburyThe Princess and the Three Knights by Karen Kingsbury

The Princess and the Three Knights

byKaren KingsburyIllustratorGabrielle Grimard

Hardcover | July 9, 2009

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"There was once a princess . the most beautiful in all the land." The search is on! The king determines to find a young man worthy of the hand of the princess. The knights of the kingdom endure tests and challenges to show their courage and strength. But those qualities alone will not win the king's approval or the princess's heart. The right knight must prove his kindness and character . . . And the real meaning of true love.

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named...
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Title:The Princess and the Three KnightsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.38 × 11.13 × 0.4 inPublished:July 9, 2009Publisher:ZonderkidzLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310716411

ISBN - 13:9780310716419

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Kingsbury, a bestselling author of adult inspirational fiction, appeals to a young audience in this originalfairy tale with a faith-based message. Deciding that only a knight "who treasured the princess for who shewas on the inside" is worthy of her hand, the king sets up a series of trials for his daughter's would-besuitors, including "essays on loyalty and faith." In the final challenge, the knights must imagine that theyare carrying the princess and race their horses closest to the cliff's edge. Only the third and last nightknight refuses to participate: "I love the princess . . . I wouldn't take her anywhere near that cliff." Even byfairy-tale standards, the king's last test is an odd concept, but it ably illustrates Kingsbury's strongmessage: "True love always protects." Grimard's cheerful, mixed-media artwork adheres closely to fairytaleconventions, starting with the blond, blue-eyed princess, but the bright, attractive scenes will easilyhold children's attention. Families seeking picture books that directly address God and faith will welcomethis offering.