PRINCE & KNIGHT
Prince & Knight, written by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis, is a children's picture book available now from Little Bee Books. In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place.
"Victorious—it may even usurp King & King (2001) as the premier queer-friendly fairy tale for this age set." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“Newcomer Daniel Haack has penned a much-needed LGBT fairy tale [that] hits just the right notes; it’s at once matter-of-fact and alive to the magic of true love." - Chicago Tribune
"This is an illuminating fairy tale for young readers to be able to see that not every prince would like to marry a princess...A great addition to any library or classroom, especially where fairy tales are in demand." - School Library Journal
"Debut author Haack and illustrator Lewis have constructed a colorful and entertaining tale exploring sexuality, acceptance, and young love. An appealing story for parents and children alike." - Booklist
“Prince & Knight, by Daniel Haack and illustrated by Stevie Lewis, isn't the first queer prince fairy tale for this age, but it might be the best.” - Mombian
"Daniel Haack has written a beautifully inclusive fairy tale made all the more special by Stevie Lewis’s magical illustrations." - Bookish
aWARDS & ACCOLADES
American Library Association: 2019 Rainbow Book List Top Ten
Goodreads Choice Awards 2018: Best Picture Books Nominee
Amazon: Best Children’s Books of 2018
Kirkus Reviews: The Best Books of 2018 - Picture Books
Chicago Tribune: Best Children’s Books of 2018
Thank you first and foremost to my incredible agent, Brent Taylor, who took me on as a first-time author and has championed me ever since. His Southern sweetness combines with a tenacious drive to make him the perfect friend and advocate. You're my hero, Brent.
Thanks to Dr. Uwe Stender and the rest of TriadaUS Literary Agency for all of your support. I will do my best to come up with the idea that will make us all very rich.
Thank you to my fantastic and talented editor Charlie Ilgunas and his team at Little Bee Books for appreciating how powerful this story could be, fine-tuning it and then putting all your resources into sharing it with the world. It's been such a great experience working with you, and I look forward to doing it again with Maiden & Princess.
Thank you to Gayley Avery, Nadia Almahdi and the rest of the marketing team at Bonnier who have mounted a full-court press to help get Prince & Knight into the hands of kids who need it.
Thanks to Stevie Lewis for bringing my words to life (and elevating them!) in such a striking, vibrant and magical way. The art is simply breathtaking.
Thank you to my parents for being a wonderful example of true love and dedication. Thank you to Matt for being my own Prince Charming.
Finally, thank you to all the people throughout history and in my own life who bravely fought, sacrificed, took risks, lived openly and/or just survived so that I could have the opportunity to tell this story.