All is Assuredly Well
All is Assuredly Well
All is Assuredly Well
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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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Genre: 

  • Literary Collection
  • Special

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. 

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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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