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Maiden & princess / by Daniel Haack and Isabel Galupo ; illustrated by Becca Human.

Haack, Daniel, (author.). Galupo, Isabel, (author.). Human, Becca, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library E H (Text) 33500013052477 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library E H (Text) 33500013052485 New Available -
Roseau Public Library e HAA (Text) 35500006163404 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781499807769
  • ISBN: 1499807767
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little Bee Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them--and herself--by finding true love with someone else.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    *Starred Review* Haack follows up Prince & Knight (2018) with another inclusive picture book that expands fairy tale staples: in a faraway kingdom, a prince comes of age, and the king and queen host a ball to find him a suitable bride. One maiden, however, is less than thrilled. A warrior girl, she knows him from the battlefield, and she admires but does not love him. Still, in the story's easy rhyme, her mother encourages her to attend the ball anyway: Just go! / And have a bit of fun. / The prince might not be right, / but you could meet the one. At the ball, however, everyone seems convinced—she's perfect for the prince! Even the king and queen insist on a dance. But the maiden realizes this isn't the future she wants and flees, only to encounter a girl outside. It's love at first sight, and even when the girl turns out to be the princess, all ends well: the king and queen give their blessing immediately. 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. The ultimate conflict here is about staying true to yourself despite outside influences, and it's a welcome message for all. Share widely this sweet, openhearted fairy tale that gently affirms all kinds of love. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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

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 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

Subject: Stories in rhyme.
Love > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
Princes > Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Fairy tales.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations.
JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse.

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