The King's Taster

The King's Taster

By Kenneth Oppel; Steve Johnson (Illustrator); Lou Fancher (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060753726, 30pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009

Description
A Prinz Honor-winning author teams up with an award-winning illustrating duo for a charming picture book about a six-year-old king who's a very picky eater and his canine food taster. Full color.


About the Author
KENNETH OPPEL is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and was adapted into an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Governor General s Literary Award; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children s Novel of the Year by The Times (London). He is also the author of Half Brother, This Dark Endeavor, Such Wicked Intent, The Boundless, which won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Book Award, was an E.B. White Read Aloud honor book and was a finalist for the Monica Hughes Award, and The Nest, which was both a School Library Journal and a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. Born on Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and in England and Ireland, and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children.

WEB: www.kennethoppel.ca

TWITTER: https: //twitter.com/kennethoppel



Steve Johnson has authored or co-authored more than 90 titles on a variety of computer software. Steve has written on Windows, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Expression Web, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and Mac OS X. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training in print and Web editions.

Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are an illustration team with more than forty picture books in print. Their work has garnered rave reviews and won awards. Their books include My Many Colored Days, Bebop Express, I Walk at Night, New York's Bravest, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Salamander Room. They were also concept artists for Pixar's Toy Story and A Bug's Life. They live in California with their son.