Kings Taster

Hardcover | February 25, 2015

byKenneth Oppel

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Max is the cook’s dog. And because he is also the king’s taster, Max gets to feast on wild boar! cheese pies! rose pudding! No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn’t want to dine on these delicious dishes? The new king, that’s who. Max and the cook must find a new recipe—and fast. Otherwise, if the new king has his way, they’ll be losing more than just their jobs!

 

The King’s Taster features stunning collage artwork, lush fabrics and painting from the phenomenal award-winning illustrator team Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. This is a beautiful package with a character kids will love and a surprise twist that will delight parents and children alike.

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Max is the cook’s dog. And because he is also the king’s taster, Max gets to feast on wild boar! cheese pies! rose pudding! No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn’t want to dine on these delicious dishes? The new king, that’s who. Max and the cook must find a new recipe—and fast. Otherwise, if the new king has his way, they’ll be losi...

KENNETH OPPEL is the Governor General’s Award–winning author ofAirbornand the Silverwing series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his wife and their three children. Visit his website atwww.kennethoppel.com.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9.5 × 0.41 inPublished:February 25, 2015Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0002007002

ISBN - 13:9780002007009

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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"...a delightful tale from the viewpoint of a worldly beagle...This book is a joy to read aloud, as Oppel is a superb craftsman of the written word...The illustrations...are in themselves a feast for the eyes. Readers will revel in the colourful details, textures and humour found in the collage artwork created from fabric and paint...The King's Taster will garner rave reviews for this delectable story. Bon appetit!"--Canadian Children's Book News ()