The King and the Sea
These stunningly illustrated, ultra-short stories are seemingly simple but ultimately profound tales. 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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||48|
- Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal
“The economy of the stories is matched by the masterful use of white space and the placement of collage images. . . . This collection of quiet, open-minded stories is a solid choice for most libraries.”—School Library Journal
“With something of the philosophical bent of The Little Prince, this is a treasure box of curious ideas for a thoughtful child.”―starred, Publishers Weekly
“[T]iny tales that will sometimes elicit conversation, sometimes a knowing smile or an outright laugh….This gem’s childlike warmth, whimsy, and wisdom bring to mind The Little Prince.”―starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Heinz Janisch
Heinz Janisch is an Austrian children's book writer who has been published in over a dozen languages. He has received the Austrian State Prize, the Austrian Children's Literature Prize, and the Bologna Ragazzi Award.
Illustrator: Wolf Erlbruch
Wolf Erlbruch is a celebrated and inimitable German author and illustrator. He has received many awards, including the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.