The prince who knew his fate
40 pp, ills.
British Museum Publications 1981
(out of print)
Prinsen der kendte sin skæbne
Forum, Copenhagen 1981
Prinssi joka tiesi kohtalonsa
Iwanami Shoten Publishers 1984
Slide edition with booklet and appendix (in Danish):
Forlaget IBIS, Copenhagen 1978
translated from a papyrus scroll more than 3000 years old about a prince
whose fate was decided at his birth by seven goddessess. In order to
escape the boy's premature death the king shuts him up in a house of
stone. But the prince implores his father to be allowed out, for he would
not be able to escape his fate anyway. He travels incognito to a foreign
country, where he wins the princess in a jumping competition. Together,
they attempt to avert his fate.
The book is illustrated by the author.
It contains an appendix on the inspiration for the drawings and background
to the story, which may be an allegory on actual events in Egypt in the
14th century BC.