Author: Murti Bunanta
Dimension: 21.5 cm x 27 cm
Number of Pages: 48
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This story comes from Bengkulu. Princess Kemang is very fond of hunting. When she ventures into the wood to hunt, she sees a deer. Then she shoots him. The first attempt is failed, but her second shot is successful. The Kemang tree, which is close to the deer, looks like a handsome young man. The princess wants him to be her friend. But the young man says that he can’t be her friend unless the jungle is changed into a kingdom. The Princess promises that she will transform it into a royal forest and pick up the young man. The Princess returns to her kingdom, but on the way she encounters obstacles. Her dog that always accompanies her is dead. Not only that, she faces barrier from the crocodile. One year has passed, the princess returns to the wood. It turns out that the forest has become an empire and the king is The Son of Kemang, handsome young man that she has met before. Finally, the princess invites him to her kingdom. This is an unusual story that tells a courage and bravery of a princess. She is very independent and chose her own match.
*A review from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – a reputable newspaper in Germany – on Prinzessin Kemang, the German edition of Putri Kemang.