La princesse, le loup, le chevalier et le dragon

(The princess, the wolf, the knight, and the dragon) Book not yet available in English

Summary:

The princess and the knight both enjoy a good fight. She meets a wolf and kicks its bottom, the knight does the same to a dragon. The princess and the knight meet, fight, and then fall in love. The wolf and the dragon turn up in a mad rage, thirsting for revenge. The princess and the knight are in a tricky position but they escape unscathed because as soon as the wolf and the dragon set eyes on each other, they fall in love and go off together.

Comment:

The story features various fairytale stereotypes – a princess, a knight, a wolf, and a dragon. The princess and the knight fall in love very quickly but only after a sparky first encounter where they immediately reject the idea of getting married and have a fight instead. The twist in the wolf and dragon’s tale is more original. While the start of the story shows a princess and a knight that are both stereotypical, the narration shows the wolf chasing butterflies with a net and the dragon blowing soap bubbles. As stereotypes, the wolf and dragon are male, yet they fall in love at first glance and their first kiss – the only one in the whole book – takes centre stage on the only double spread that has no text.

Edited by: University Library "Livres au Trésor" and the Research Centre "Pléiade" of the University of Paris 13 (France)

Author(s): Leroy, Jean

Illustrator(s): Rodriguez, Béatrice

Publisher: Actes sud junior

City: Arles

Year: 2017

Pages: 40

ISBN: 9782330081829

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: FR

Original Language: FR

Keywords: LGBTQ+, Love, Princess/prince

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