The Prince (Multiple Fairytales) Well, we all know who “The Prince” is, don’t we? Little girls learn about him at a young age. He is, first and foremost, charming. He is handsome, tall, noble, courteous, romantic and rich. He has a castle or two in Once Upon A Time Land. He rides a white horse. He saves maidens and marries them. He is responsible for all that “happily ever after” stuff that dreams are made of. Naturally, this character has taken quite a hit in the post-modern feminist era, and he has been subject to a wealth of revisionist re-tellings of his tale. Today, damsels in distress are hard to find, wicked witches are almost extinct, mean stepmothers go to family counseling, ugly stepsisters get plastic surgery, little people have unionized, fairy godmothers aren’t female and apples are organically grown. What’s a self-respecting prince to do? It’s hard to find work in such a world. Nonetheless, we venture to guess that many little girls still secretly keep that dashing man alive in their dreams, but they probably cast themselves in the role of rescuer, rather than the other way around. Whatever works – either way, it’s still a great and, well, charming, story line.
A Prince Among Frogs (E. D. Baker) - Princess Millie and her fiancé, Audun, are busy planning their wedding when disaster strikes. Millie's baby brother, Felix, has been kidnapped, and with the kingdom's best witches away, it's up to Millie and Audun to rescue him. Fans will be delighted with this funny and ferocious finale to the Tales of the Frog Princess. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Bubba, The Cowboy Prince (Helen Ketteman) - A funny, western version of "Cinderella" - with an unexpected twist. "Upended fairy tales are pretty familiar now, but this one has sass and pizzazz." Say The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Prince Cinders (Babette Cole) - A picture book about a prince who spends his days cleaning up after his three brothers, until one night when a fairy promises him that his wishes will come true. Illustrated in color throughout. Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) - First published in 1943 as Le Petit Prince by French author and pioneer aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Though ostensibly a children's book, The Little Prince makes several profound and idealistic observations about life and human nature. For example, Saint-Exupéry tells of a fox meeting the young prince during his travels on Earth. The story's essence is contained in the lines uttered by the fox to the little prince: On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. ("One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.") Recommended for ages 10 and up.
The Prince (Niccolo Machiavelli) - When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyzes the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised. This fluent new translation is accompanied by an introduction that considers the true purpose of The Prince and dispels some of the myths associated with it. It has the most comprehensive explanatory and critical notes found in any currently available English translation and the most comprehensive bibliography in any edition of the work. Recommended for ages young adult.
The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain) - One boy, penniless and in rags, forced to beg on the street. The other, a king’s son, coddled and given all he could want. What happens when the two boys change clothes and places, and each one learns how the other half lives? Mark Twain’s satirical and suspenseful novel about the thin line that separates prince and pauper is a perennial favorite. Recommended for ages 7-10.
The Prince's Bedtime (Joanne Oppenheim) - Even with everyone in the kingdom lending a hand, the Prince will still not go to bed! Is there anyone who can help the Prince sleep? The cook brings biscuits, the maid brings hot milk and the physician brings medicine, but the young Prince will not sleep. So the King and the Queen try an entire troupe of dancers, a mustached musician, a feather down quilt and even a cake! Still, the Prince will not close his eyes. Will the strange woman at the palace gate hold the key to the Prince’s slumber? Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Prince - Prince Rogers Nelson (musician more commonly known as Prince); Prince Fielder (baseball player); Prince Hoare (English artist); Prince Oana (baseball player); Prince Michael Jackson (both of Michael Jackson’s sons)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Prince - Michael Jackson (superstar); Cecil Fielder (baseball player)
Prince - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Prince.