The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich (A Graphic Novel)


By Deya Muniz

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$12.99 CAD


A New York Public Library Best Book of 2023  • Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2023  • YALSA 2024 Great Graphic Novel for Teens  • An ALA Rainbow List Pick 2024 ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
"A spectacular, feel-good, comfy romance." —Kirkus Reviews

A nobleman with a secret and a princess on a mission find love—and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches—when they least expect it, in this funny, heartfelt graphic novel rom-com.

Lady Camembert wants to live life on her own terms, without marriage. Well, without marrying a man, that is. But the law of the land is that women cannot inherit. So when her father passes away, she does the only thing she can: She disguises herself as a man and moves to the capital city of the Kingdom of Fromage to start over as Count Camembert.
But it’s hard to keep a low profile when the beautiful Princess Brie, with her fierce activism and great sense of fashion, catches her attention. Camembert can’t resist getting to know the princess, but as the two grow closer, will she able to keep her secret?
A romantic comedy about mistaken identity, true love, and lots of grilled cheese.

  • A National Indie Bestseller
    A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

    A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
    A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
    An ALA Rainbow List Pick
  • *"Muniz’s impeccable rom-com instincts and the meticulously balanced high stakes combine to present a tender love story that plays out alongside the girls’ individual struggles navigating society’s limitations on women."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • "This charming story is a relatable exploration of questions of identity, honesty, and a journey to self-acceptance."
    School Library Journal
  • "This story is such a joy—a spectacular, feel-good, comfy romance."
    Kirkus Reviews

On Sale
May 9, 2023
Page Count
256 pages
Little, Brown Ink

About the Author

Deya Muniz was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they grew up watching Pride and Prejudice and reading copious amounts of shoujo manga. In 2017 they moved to the US to pursue a master’s degree in sequential art, where they met and fell in love with a wonderful girl who makes delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.

From NOVL Nation

“I loved this graphic novel! It was so funny, very cute, and I would love to return to this world!!”

–Ariel, The Book View

“This was such a fun and quirky read! All of the cheese names Deya Muniz used were so on point and the artwork was very adorable.”

– Melanie, @words.aremagic

“This was adorable af. The names were so fun and I loved the play on Gucci and Dior. It was definitely CHEESY but I really did love it! I definitely recommend if you love food, a swoony WLW romance, and gorgeous artwork!”

– Briana, Briana’s Book Nook

“A cute and enthusiastic graphic novel about falling in love, chasing your happiness, and the incredible nature of cheese.”

– Olivia, onemused