Cover of The Simple Prince by Jane Yolen

Simple Prince, The

The original story was (I thought) better written but I had to revise it downwards for the editor in order to make it fit into a line of easy-readers. An original tale about a prince who decides to live the simple life and discovers just how difficult that is. This book was written during the 1970s when a lot of hippies who had been brought up in cities decided to “go back to the land.” Few of them stayed there! Also published in Danish, Swedish (I was never sent a copy of the book) and German (only Kent’s name got on the cover and spine, for some reason.)