The Sea King

The Sea King Cover

The Sea King

By Jane Yolen; Shulamith Levey Oppenheim (Joint Author); Stefan Czernecki (Illustrator)

Crocodile Books, Hardcover, 9781566564595, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

This retelling of a classic fairy tale from Russia contains many rich elements of folklore. In doing a favor for a human king of the land, the Sea King tricks him into handing over his newborn son. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author
Jane has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She sets the highest standard for the industry, not only in the meaningful body of work she has created, but also in her support of fellow authors and artists. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 335 books (she s lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature. For more information, please visit

Oppenheim lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Felix. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Stefan Czernecki is an illustrator and author. He has published more than thirty books for children, including many with Tradewind Books. Stefan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.