Book: The Diamond Tree by Michael Matson
categories: Book, Humor, Read-Aloud Book, Adventure, Riddles, Dark Prince, Fairy Tale
| ||4 stars, 2 reviews on Amazon|
Michael Matson about this book: Prince Dall is the spoiled youngest of four brothers. On coming of age he dons his armor and rides off to seek adventure. But alas! He discovers that his older brothers have slain all the dragons, outwitted all the evil wizards and rescued all the princesses. There is nothing left for him to accomplish and, worse, no way to outshine his loutish brothers. Furious, he returns home, berates his brothers and flees the castle. After wandering sulkily through the kingdom for some time, Dall chances upon a strange old woman who tells him of a magic tree that weeps and whose tears turn to diamonds. Sensing an opportunity for adventure, Dall sets off to find the diamond tree, outwit the dark prince who owns it and solve the tree's mystery.
The Diamond Tree has been published by Untreedreads.com as an ebook and is available as a paperback from Amazon.com. It is a story told with humor and a perfect read for children and as a "read aloud" story for parents to share with children.
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