All is Assuredly Well
All is Assuredly Well
This pre-Raphaelite picture book is a remarkable contribution to the canon of books for the young children of same-sex parents. King Phillip and his husband, Don Carlos, live contentedly for decades until the king is called to the Hero's Journey to earn a baby girl to complete their family. "Sweet characters, skillful storytelling, and knockout illustrations."-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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  • Literary Collection

Age Level: 

  • 5 - 8
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All is Assuredly Well is a delightful story told from the point of view of a king and his partner. They wish to have a child, so they pray to the blue star to give them a baby princess. After praying many days, a strange thing occurs to the star and the King follows it on an allegorical journey to reach his daughter. It compiles the complexities of adopting into a neat and charming story for children. There are many obstacles on the King's journey, but the colorful backdrop shows the joy and determination of the King on his quest. 

All is Assuredly Well by Professor Gore and Maestro Wilson and illustrated by Angela F.M. Trotter is a fairy tale for 2018. The story is told through the point of view of King Phillip who, with his husband, wishes for a baby girl to raise as their own. King Phillip must struggle through longing, unrecognized wishes, and multiple struggles to finally complete their little family and call a baby princess his own. The message behind the story and the beautiful illustrations really bring this story to life within the pages.

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