The King And The Sea

The King and the seaA small king made of paper collage with a crayoned face and gold crown is the subject of 21 extremely short stories. In The King and the Bee, the queen bee stings the king’s nose. In The King and the Sky, the king gazes in wonder at the glittering snow blanket around him and simply says “Thank you.” In each quiet story, the king interacts with some creature or part of his kingdom, sees that his power has limits, and finds his place in his little world. The sparse text and striking mixed media illustrations convey the wisdom and humor of the stories.mjw
Title: The King And The Sea
Author: Heinz Janisch
Illustrator
: Wolf Erlbruch
Publisher
: Gecko Press.  Wellington, New Zealand
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: German
Translator
: Sally-Ann Spencer
Original Title
: Der König und das Meer
Original Publisher
: Sanssouci im Carl Hanser.  Verlag Munchen
Original Copyright
: 2008
ISBN
: 978-1-877579-94-3
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range
: 4 up
Genre
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: Austrian
Author’s residence
: Vienna, Austria
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: German
Illustrator’s residence
: Germany
Awards
: Illustrator has won 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Award and the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Subjects
: Kings, Royalty, Short stories

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