The King Has Goat Ears

The King Has Goat Ears

Book - 2008
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A lively telling of a Serbian folktale. Each barber who cuts the king's hair ends up being kept prisoner in the palace. One day, a young apprentice called Miro accepts the challenge to cut the king's hair, despite the risks. When he discovers that the king has goat ears, he's careful not to tell anyone. But secrets have a way of coming out... What will the king do when he learns that everyone in town knows his secret?
Publisher: Vancouver : Tradewind Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781896580227
Branch Call Number: JP Jovan 3558
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Beha, Philippe


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This is about a king who dislikes a particular feature of himself: his ears. He dislikes them so much that every time he has a barber come to the palace to cut his hair, they never get to leave the palace. The people wondered what was going on, and barbers feared a summons to the palace. Soon, there were no more barbers. A pet groomer, Igor, was summoned to cut the king’s hair. Igor didn’t say anything bad about the king’s ears – in fact, he complimented him. Igor was allowed to go home. This book tells a tale of self-acceptance – like yourself the way you are. Delightful. (submitted by MA)

Feb 15, 2013

Fantastic book! It truly deserved the BC Book Prize.

Jan 05, 2013

Outstanding book. A profound yet easily understood story about self-acceptance. The King learns to like himself just the way he is. One of the best books about inclusion.

daisy4415 Feb 20, 2010

This book was weird because a goat changed the prince into a goat just like him.Also that was weird than usual.

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