The King Has Goat Ears

The King Has Goat Ears
Age Group: 3-6
Series: Picture Books
Illustrator: Philippe Béha
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: September 2008
ISBN: 9781896580227
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In this retelling of a Balkan tale, each barber who cuts the king’s hair ends up being kept prisoner in his palace. One day, a young apprentice named Miro bravely accepts the challenge to cut the king’s hair. When he discovers the king’s dangerous secret, Miro is careful not to tell anyone. But secrets have a way of being found out…


Winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award (BC Book Prizes) 2010*Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers’ Choice) 2010 *Finalist for the Blue Spruce Award (Ontario Readers’ Choice) 2010


“At a time when Canadian society and schools are becoming vastly more diverse, this retelling of a Serbian folktale weaves another cultural thread into the rich fabric of Canadian children’s literature.” CM Magazine

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