The Nutmeg Princess

by Richardo Keens-Douglas

Best friends Aglo and Petal live on a little island in the Caribbean called the Isle of Spice. When Petit Mama tells them a story of a mysterious nutmeg princess whom only she has seen, Aglo and Petal decide they must go and find the elusive princess themselves. Their journey leads them not only to the discovery of the princess, but also to the strength within themselves.

Richardo Keens-Douglas Author Biography

Richardo Keens-Douglas is a popular and acclaimed master storyteller, emphasizing the art of oral culture and bringing to life stories of the Caribbean in English, French and Spanish. His stories often explore the theme of self-acceptance and learning to feel pride in being who you are. The best known of his books for young people is The Nutmeg Princess. His musical adaptation of the book won the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical of 1999. He is also well-known as an actor, playwright, teacher, director, television and radio host and inspirational speaker. He now divides his time between Canada and Grenada, his country of birth.