The King's Daughter is an illustrated soft-cover children's
book adapted from a radio script from the Children's Bible Hour
entitled, "The King's Son." This tale is a "story within a story." Some
children are performing a play called "The King's Daughter," and
the main story is the play itself. The play is about a princess
who gets tired of her pampered life and runs away to the village.
On her way there, her clothes are torn and she gets dirty, so the
children in the village don't believe she is the princess. Finally,
some of the children invite her home with them. She spends the
day with a poor family in the village working very hard and eating
very little. She gets little sleep after sharing a bed with several
other children. When she is woken up before dawn to begin chores,
she has had enough and gratefully goes home to the King.
The book is a delightful allegory of how we, as God's children,
often don't recognize the blessings that we have and spend some
time in the world. Eventually, the life of the world is no longer
glamorous and we return to the King wiser and more grateful than
we have been in the past. Parents could use this book with children
who are resisting the boundaries that are placed on them for their
The book also comes with a read-along CD that is narrated by Uncle
Charlie from the Children's Bible Hour. This book is part of the "Seasons
of Faith" series put out by CBH Ministries. Whether a child comprehends
the full message of the allegory or not, it is still a cute story
with beautiful illustrations.