If you don't see yourself in stories, you don't see yourself in the world - and the world's a much better place with you in it.
Promised Land is a new illustrated children’s book written by Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris featuring 32 stunning full colour illustrations by Christine Luiten & Bo Moore sure to delight kids young and old.
The authors gained global media attention through successful Kickstarter campaign to cover the cost of illustrating and printing the first edition.
In Promised Land, a young Prince and a farm boy meet in the forest and their newfound friendship blossoms into love. However, when the Queen re-marries, her sinister new husband seeks control of the Enchanted Forest and the land the farm boy's family are responsible for protecting.
In a Kingdom where all are considered equal regardless of what they look like or who they love, Promised Land is a brand new fairytale about friendship, responsibility, adventure and love.
Listen to RNZ Nine to Noon: Promised Land, a gay fairy tale
Watch Chaz and Adam's clip on their Facebook page about why representation matters and why they wrote this book.
Has all of the elements of a great children's book; adventure, an evil villain, a brave hero and even a cute animal sidekick. It also happens to have two male characters that fall in love.
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