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King and King

Written by Linda De HaanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda De Haan and Stern NijlandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stern Nijland
Illustrated by Linda De HaanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda De Haan and Stern NijlandAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stern Nijland

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Synopsis

The Crown Kitty
and Friends
Cordially Invite You
to Celebrate
a Royal Wedding

Reception to follow
in the Royal Gardens

Bring Lots of Presents

Excerpt

On the tallest mountain above the town lived a queen,
the young crown prince,
and the crown kitty.

The queen had ruled for many long years and she was tired of it.
She made up her mind that the prince would marry
and become king before
the end of the summer.


“Wake up!”
called the queen.

“We’re going to have a little talk, you and I.”
Linda De Haan

About Linda De Haan

Linda De Haan - King and King
Linda de Haan lives in the North of Holland. As a little girl, she was constantly drawing and creating things. Linda has always thought reading was fun—especially when it was past her bedtime!
After high school she went to the Academy of fine arts in Groningen. In 1998 she graduated as a drawing teacher and illustrator.
 
After finishing her studies, Linda shared a studio with some talented colleagues.  There, she wrote and illustrated her first picture book,  King & King (2000), with co-author and illustrator, Stern Nijland. Their book is now published in eight languages! King & King was such a hit that it was taken to the theater stage where it has been preformed from Vienna to Mexico City. At the request of their American publisher Tricycle Press (an imprint of Random House Children’s Books), the illustrator duo made a sequel, King & King & Family (2004), about the kings adopting a child.
 
Linda de Haan has been a full-time illustrator for over ten years and currently works from her home studio. In addition to illustrating and creating children’s picture books, she creates artwork for a children’s program on a local television station, and illustrates for magazines and novels. She loves to dream up and create fantastic collages and linocuts to share with the world in books, magazines, and on TV.
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“Indeed a book whose time has come, this is no pusillanimous bibliotherapy; it is, rather, a joyful celebration that at the same time firmly challenges the assumptions established and perpetuated by the entire canon of children’s picture books. Hurrah to newcomers de Haan and Nijland and to the publisher for bringing them to an American audience.”
—Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

“Progressive . . . inclusive . . . exuberant collage-flecked art.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“A great book to teach young readers about same-sex couples.”
Philadelphia Gay News

“[A] modern tale of happily-ever-after.” —NAPRA Review

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