The King Has Goat Ears

  • Illustrated By: Phillippe Béha
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:picture book, award-winning, beautiful illustrations, mythology
  • Available:09/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
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?
"This is a good addition to folk and fairy tale collections."
– Resource Links
"The colorful and engaging illustrations will intrigue children because of the interesting and beautiful depictions of animals and people."
– Library Media Connection
"Sophisticated collages accompany this engaging tale of self-acceptance."
– The Horn Book Guide
“Jovanovic’s clear telling and Béha’s Chagall-esque mixed-media collages elucidate the plot.”
– Kirkus Reviews
BC and Yukon Book Prizes - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize   | 2009  |  Winner
Blue Spruce Award   | 2010  |  Short-listed
Chocolate Lily Book Awards   | 2010  |  Short-listed
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens   | 2009  |  Commended