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Saturday, 18 September 2010

The King's Taster - Kenneth Oppel, Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

The King's Taster
Kenneth Oppel (blog) (Author)
Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
Steve Johnson (Illustrator)

Harper Trophy Canada

Browse Inside

ISBN 9780002007009

This is a wonderfully fun picture book. It is the story of a dog who eats like a king. For he is the cook's dog but the cook, cooks for the king. Then one day there is a new king, and he does not seem to like anything the chef makes. The chef travels the world to try to find new dishes for the new king but he does not seem to like anything. But then the dog discovers a secret and shows the chef, and things are about to change for the better. The story is fun, and young readers will ask for it again and again. The illustrations are wonderfully done, with great details and a fanciful style.

Books by Kenneth Oppel:

Half Brother (2010)
The Devil's Cure (2000)
Dead Water Zone (1992)
The Live-Forever Machine (1990)

Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein
This Dark Endeavour (2011)
Such Wicked Intent (2012)

The Silverwing Saga
Silverwing (1997)
Sunwing (1999)
Firewing (2002)
Darkwing (2007)

Airborn Series
Airborn (2004)
Skybreaker (2005)
Starclimber (2008)

Children's Fiction:

The King's Taster (2009)
Peg and the Yeti (2004)
Peg and the Whale (2000)
Emma's Emu (1995)
Galactic Snapshots (1993)
Cosmic Snapshots (1993)
Follow That Star (1992)
Cosimo Cat (1990)
Colin's Fantastic Video Adventure (1985)

Barnes and the Brains
A Bad Case of Ghosts (1993)
A Strange Case of Magic (1994)
A Crazy Case of Robots (1994)
An Incredible Case of Dinosaurs (1994)
A Weird Case of Super-Goo (1997)
A Creepy Case of Vampires (2002)

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