The Prince and Timberance is currently available as a soft-cover book with illustrations. It has a table of contents, three substantial chapters, and accompanying glossary. The book is intended to be read by children ages 8-12, but it’s traditional narrative can be read aloud to children of all ages.
Readers are first introduced to the Prince. They find him in a fully formed African kingdom where he enjoys princely activities such as going for his morning swim in luxurious waters, hunting with the king’s warriors, and traveling to faraway lands with the queen’s merchants, all in royal fashion with a trusted servant by his side–some of you might find it hard to avoid images of Arsenio Hall as Eddie Murphy’s servant in “Coming to America”, but this is a different tale all together. The action begins to unfold quickly when the prince is given a magical gift after a chance meeting with a fading sorcerer. Receiving this gift places the prince in the path of a most vengeful and powerful sorceress, and causes him unimaginable strife. As is commonplace in fairy tales, a tragedy befalls him-but not without having a few enchanted friends to help ease his pain just a tad.
Next, readers are transported an entire world away where a young girl of African descent lives a humble life. Timberance quickly winds her way into the reader’s hearts, with her own story of abandonment at an early age and estrangement, though she harbors a warm heart and sweet disposition. Her disposition leads her to the extraordinary odds of the prince’s acquaintance, and readers discover two souls bound together by the truest of friendships.
Readers will delight in the noble prince, the charming Timberance, and memorable key players in the tale-including Eena, a powerful and beautiful villain. As the tale unfolds, readers are taken on a ride as they watch the story unfold with triumph over tragedy-tragedy that comes from the kind brought on by spells of evil magic doers, tragedy that can only be overcome by magic of the purest of hearts.
The Prince and Timberance is equal parts thrilling, mysterious, and magical and will surely be a welcome addition to any children’s book lover’s library.
*The story is 77 pages in length, and is encouraged to be read in portions aloud to children who cannot read on their own.
Illustrations are clip-art sized, black and white, and appear on roughly every other page. The glossary is a collection of words that are common but have somewhat of an old world feel to them-words such as “agonize,” “dwell”, “rave” and “woe”-appear with simple explanations to guide the young reader on their journey through the tale.
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