in a small kingdom


A young prince inherits his father’s position as ruler over a “small kingdom along an ancient road” but his corrupt half-brother has his eye on the throne.  An evil plan is hatched but thwarted as the people of the kingdom demonstrate love and respect for their new ruler through a beautiful gesture.  A magical, heartwarming and timeless tale about the power of community.

In a Small Kingdom was written by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Doug Salati and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.