The King and the Sea

The King and the Sea

21 Extremely Short Stories

Book - 2015
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These stunningly illustrated, ultra-short stories are seemingly simple but ultimately profound tales. "Buzz off," said the king, shooing the bee from his flower. "Don't you know I'm the king?" "And I'm the queen," said the bee, stinging the king's nose. In each story, the king has an encounter which he tries to rule over. But of course the rain doesn't stop just because a king orders it, and tired eyelids can be much stronger than a king's will. The king sees that his power has limits; the world is diverse and much of it operates under its own rules. "An extraordinarily beautiful children's book that leaves plenty of room for your own thoughts a It deals with big questions in a small way." (German Literature Online)
Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand :, Gecko Press,, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781877579943
Branch Call Number: Z JAN
Characteristics: 48 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm


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Jan 19, 2016

My 5-year-old really enjoyed this collection of poems. She would try to guess the topic of each based on the picture and then we would read the story together. A bit existential but with whimsy that entertained us both.

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