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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Folktales, secrets
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: 01/09/2008
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In this lively retelling of a Serbian folktale, each barber who cuts the king's hair ends up being kept prisoner in the palace. One day, however, a young apprentice named Miro accepts the challenge to cut the king's hair. When he discovers that the king has goat ears, Miro is careful not to tell anyone. But alas, secrets have a way of being found out! What will the king do when he learns that everyone in town knows his secret?

Library Media Connection - March 1, 2009
"The colorful and engaging illustrations will intrigue children because of the interesting and beautiful depictions of animals and people."
The Horn Book Guide - December 1, 2008
"Sophisticated collages accompany this engaging tale of self-acceptance."
Resource Links - October 1, 2008
"This is a good addition to folk and fairy tale collections."

Awards

BC Book Prize - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize  | 2009 | Winner
Blue Spruce nominee  | 2010 | Short-listed

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