A complete departure both in text and illustration from the conventional fairy-tale is this story of two kings. There is the poetic king who cultivates a superb frilly lily and the practical king who delights in the fruit of his garden-- a square squash. When the square king rejects a gift of the lily, trouble brews between the two kingdoms. But the discreet princess, daughter of the square king, intervenes and the two gardens are forever united in hybrid vigor. Charming, original, a wise and throughly entertaining story.