The Happy Prince: A Tale by Oscar Wilde
A beautifully illustrated retelling of Oscar Wilde’s classic story
Originally published by Oscar Wilde in 1888, The Happy Prince is the much- loved story of a gilded statue, a kind- hearted Swallow, and generosity of spirit. A Swallow bound for Egypt takes refuge at the feet of a golden statue of a prince erected in a European town, agreeing to bring pieces of the statue to less fortunate city dwellers at the request of the prince himself.
Illustrator Maisie Paradise Shearring offers a lively take on this well- known tale, creating each scene in whimsical detail. This fresh perspective appeals to a new generation of children, while imparting an important life lesson at the same time.
By Oscar Wilde, Illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring. Published by Thames and Hudson, 2017. 48 pages, hardcover.