The Little Lame Prince

Title

The Little Lame Prince

Authors

Rosemary Wells

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

1990

ISBN

9780803707887

Pages

32 pages

Genre

animal fantasy

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Cruel Osvaldo rules El Cordoba - keeping the people poor and unhappy. The true heir to the throne, Francisco, has been banished to a tower. Orphaned and crippled when he was very young, Francisco grows up unaware that he should be king. But one day he discovers his true idenity.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Physical disability; death of a mother; death of a father; fairy godmother looking after godchild; wheelchair user; paraplegia

Main Character

male pig

Race/Ethnicities

Pigs

Family Formation

ward of the state

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1990 Picture Book
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1990

Keywords

pigs; castle; king; prince; royalty; evil uncle; abuse of power

Diversity Impact

direct

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