The King of Quizzical Island

The King of Quizzical Island Cover

The King of Quizzical Island

By Gordon Snell; David McKee (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763638573, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2009

Description
Gently absurd and delightfully entertaining, this rhyming tale of a curious king on a singular search evokes the playful tradition of Edward Lear.
THE KING OF QUIZZICAL ISLAND
HAD A MOST INQUISITIVE MIND.
HE SAID, "IF I SAIL TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD,
I WONDER WHAT I'LL FIND?"
When his wily old Wizard and Whispering Witches can t answer the king's question, he makes up his quizzical mind to find out for himself. And so, in a ship made of wood from the Tea-Bag Tree and despite the fears of his faithful that he ll fall off the edge the king sets off on a wondrous adventure across a topsy-turvy world. Fresh, funny, and imaginative black-and-white drawings by David McKee illustrate Gordon Snell's rhythmic text in a tale that begs to be read aloud.


About the Author
Gordon Snell has written over seventy books for children and adults and worked as a broadcaster for the BBC. He and his wife, best-selling author Maeve Binchy, live in Dublin, Ireland.

David McKee, the author-illustrator of such classic books as NOT NOW, BERNARD and TUSK TUSK, is perhaps best known as the creator of the beloved children s characters King Rollo, Mr. Benn, and Elmer the elephant. David McKee lives in Nice, France."