THE DONKEY PRINCE by M. Jean Craig

THE DONKEY PRINCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A graceful adaptation from the Grimms, featuring a prince born with a donkey's shape, and destined to wear it until someone shall love him as a human, because his greedy father tried to cheat the wizard who granted the royal couple's wish for a child. It's hard not to feel for the elegant, lute-playing donkey prince whose parents will not look his way--and easy to rejoice when, in a different kingdom, he finds a gentle princess who effects the transformation. Cooney's palace setting strikes the proper note of poignant make-believe, and her donkey is so appealing you might wonder why his release was so long coming.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday