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Literature / The Most Wonderful Thing In The World

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"Here is the most wonderful thing in the world."

The Most Wonderful Thing In The World is a piece of Children's Literature written Vivian French and illustrated by Angela Barrett. It's a Short Story about a King and Queen who are looking for a suitable husband for their daughter; and after receiving some advice from Wise Old Angelo, decide that the one to marry their daughter; Princess Lucia, is the man who can show them "the most wonderful thing in the world". At the same time Angelo's grandson Salvatore has fallen in love with Lucia. It was first published in 2015.


This book provides examples of:

  • Fictional Country: The kingdom though never named is clearly this.
  • The Good King: King Bertram is heavily implied to be this considering the state his kingdom is in. At the end of the book Salvatore becomes this as well.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Salvatore is first seen by Lucia playing with a cat. Several cats are also shown to live with him and his grandfather in the illustrations.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Among the many things shown to the King and Queen is a mermaid in a tank.
  • Ruling Couple: King Bertram and Queen Rachella are implied to be this, judging be the state of their kingdom and how well they are shown to work together in finding their daughter a husband.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Lucia seem to have gained this view as Salvatore shows her the city.