The Boy and The Boy King
A Picture Book for Parents. A Parable for Children.
George H. Lewis & AD Lubow
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
“The Boy and the Boy King” makes a brilliant case for why we need to cultivate wonder in our lives, today more than ever. In this parable for parents and children, we meet Arthur and his imaginary friend, Bun-Bun, who understands that the innate spiritual wisdom of children often flies higher than adult wits can follow.
Bun-Bun is a champion for self-acceptance in the face of adult pressure. He acts as coach, cheerleader and humorous preceptor as he takes Arthur on a journey through time to the ancient New Kingdom of Egypt. There, he introduces Arthur to the boy king, Tutankhamun, and a remarkable friendship grows between the boys.
Like all the best picture books, “The Boy and the Boy King” is as appealing to children as it is to adults. It contains different levels of reference and humor that encourage dialogue between parent and child. The very best picture books also contain magic, which is certainly true here. This alchemical combination of word and image leaves an indelible mark upon the imagination, one that cannot be forgotten. —Jane Curley, noted children’s exhibition curator
This vital little book, based on the renowned traveling exhibition of illustrations by co-author George H. Lewis, is causing a stir, and an uplifting of hope wherever it goes. We invite you to see and share what is becoming something more than just a picture book.
The boy and the boy king
I’m confident that a wide audience will appreciate that this is a rare children’s book written for adults and from a very lofty perspective. Both the text and the wonderful illustrations deftly deliver the reader from archetype to archetype both child and adult. All open minded adults will identify with this transitional story of childhood and many will be moved to tears of sentiment half a dozen times over the course of this oh too short story.
Importance of Childhood
Wonderful lesson for children and maybe, even more importantly, adults to always cherish their imaginations and keep alive the spark of creativity and curiosity that lives in every human.
What a touching story. Very well done