The Princess And The Shepherd Boy
A former chaplain from South Yorkshire has broken into children’s literature – and he’s done it with five-star results.
David Littlewood, who has become an accomplished author in recent decades, has just published his third novel aimed at the younger generation.
And the 70-year-old grandfather has been rewarded with his epic The Princess and the Shepherd Boy scaling the charts to reach number two.
David, who has degrees in both theology and science, has written several books on religion and the history of the church.
But his venture into children’s literature in recent years is proving every bit as successful.
He said: “The Princess and the Shepherd Boy is a sequel to my previous children’s novel, Ava and the Goblin Prince, but it also stands on its own.
“The reaction from readers of both books has been very positive.
“The Princess and the Shepherd Boy is very loosely based on certain events in the Bible - but it is certainly not an allegory.”
The Princess and the Shepherd Boy tells the inspiring story of uncompromising Princess Pollinovia.
The cartwheeling heir’s chance meeting with a shepherd boy leads her on the path of archery and unlikely leadership.
And when her homeland of Universaria is invaded by marauding giants, Princess Pollinova is tasked with saving the kingdom.
David added: “The odds against her seem hopeless.
“But Princess Polly - together with her shepherd boy - has a big surprise up her sleeve after a meeting with an ancient prophet who lives on top of a golden mountain.”
Since its release The Princess and the Shepherd Boy has reached number two in Amazon’s Children’s Fantasy chart.
The hugely enjoyable sequel has also received entirely five-star reviews from captivated readers.
David’s latest release has been described as ‘gripping’ and ‘will keep readers enthralled’.
Away from writing books, David is the editor of the quarterly church history magazine, Heroes of the Faith.
He has also travelled widely as a speaker to countries including America, Africa, India, Eastern Europe and the Far East.
For more details, visit Amazon and search for David Littlewood, where the paperback and Kindle formats of The Princess and the Shepherd Boy are both available.
The Princess And The Shepherd Boy, 1st November 2018, 11:24 AM