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Prince Vance The Story of a Prince with a Court in His Box   By: (1856-1886)

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Prince Vance: The Story of a Prince with a Court in His Box by Eleanor Putnam is a delightful and whimsical tale that will captivate readers of all ages. Set in a captivating imaginary world, this book takes readers on a magical journey filled with adventure, friendship, and self-discovery.

The story introduces us to Prince Vance, a young prince who is confined to his room due to an illness. Despite his physical limitations, Prince Vance possesses a vivid imagination and a deep longing for excitement beyond the walls of his box-like room. With the help of his loyal and imaginative companions, he creates a court in his box, complete with a colorful cast of characters that come to life.

What sets this book apart is its enchanting blend of fantasy and reality. As Prince Vance's vivid imagination brings his court to life, readers are transported into a world teeming with charm and wonder. The author's lyrical prose breathes life into every character, making them feel real and relatable, even in their fantastical forms.

Through Prince Vance's journey, readers are reminded of the power of dreams and the boundless potential of imagination. The book serves as a gentle reminder that even in the face of physical restrictions, our minds have the power to create entire worlds.

Putnam's storytelling is both clever and heartwarming. She effortlessly weaves together themes of friendship, courage, and the importance of embracing one's unique qualities. Prince Vance's determination to expand his world, despite his limitations, serves as an inspiring message to readers that no obstacle is insurmountable if you have the imagination and the will to overcome it.

The supporting characters in the book are equally endearing. From the loyal and resourceful Grumpkins, who serve as Prince Vance's trusted advisors, to the boisterous and mischievous Jesters, each character brings their own brand of charm to the story. Their interactions with Prince Vance are heartwarming and offer valuable insights into loyalty, empathy, and the power of friendship.

While the book primarily targets younger readers, it holds universal appeal. Its beautiful illustrations add an extra layer of visual allure, making the reading experience even more engaging. The author's ability to create such a vibrant world that dances between reality and imagination is truly remarkable, and readers of all ages will surely be captivated by this enchanting tale.

Prince Vance: The Story of a Prince with a Court in His Box is a book that will transport readers to a realm filled with wonder, reminding us all of the magic within our own minds. With its charming characters, mesmerizing storytelling, and valuable life lessons, Eleanor Putnam's book is a gem that deserves a place on the bookshelves of children and adults alike.

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The Story of a Prince with a Court in his Box





Copyright, 1888 , BY ARLO BATES.



Dear son, this twisted, tangled web of whims For you was woven while you scarcely knew The simplest speech men use; but infant limbs, That round and smooth in dimpled fairness grew, Waved for all word in a babe's perfect glee, So wondrous sweet to see.

It is not stranger than this world must seem To one who its vagaries first does scan; It is less weird than the enchanted dream Which life may change to ere you be a man. Such as it is, take it for this alone, That it is all your own.

Those who together wrought its colors gay, And its fantastic warp and woof entwined, May not again for you in work or play Together labor. Yet the loving mind In which they then were one will still be one Till life and sense be done.



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