Books by Rafe Martin

Illustrated by Kim Root
G. P. Putnam
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In this original, wild and wacky comedy of lost and found identities, destinies unfolding, and compelling storytelling no one really knows the ending of the tale.


—The Boston Herald

“A prince who loves to read and a princess who craves adventure fly in the face of parental authority when informed of their arranged marriage.... Though the prince finally agrees to marry someone who can tell me a story whose ending I don’t know, the princess steadfastly proclaims, I’d rather be washed overboard in a storm at sea. Fate intervenes...and throws them together...not knowing that each is the other’s intended. Told in the language and structure of a traditional tale, the story has many motifs that will be familiar to readers who will, ironically sense the ending long before it is clear to the prince. That predictability is nonetheless genuinely satisfying, as there are enough elements of excitement and energy within the action and the telling to engage and maintain children’s attention.”
                —School Library Journal, September 2001