17 Kings and 42 Elephants

17 Kings and 42 Elephants

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by Margaret Mahy
     
 

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Where those kings are headed is a mystery, but no travelers ever had such a jolly time. Here is a royal romp through a tongue-twisting paradise. 32 full-color illustrations. See more details below

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Where those kings are headed is a mystery, but no travelers ever had such a jolly time. Here is a royal romp through a tongue-twisting paradise. 32 full-color illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW enjoyed the ``rollicking language'' of Mahy's ``foot-stomping poem,'' in this fanciful jungle journey illustrated with glowing batik art. Ages 4-8. (May)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 In words both sensible and nonsensical, Mahy's entourage of kings and elephants makes its way through the jungle. Readers don't know where they came from or where they're going, but the journey is a joyous one. Before the procession disappears into the night, assorted jungle creatures respond to the songs and music of the travelers: ``Forty-two elephantsoh, what a lot of 'ums, /Big feet beating in the wet wood shade, /Proud and ponderous hippopotomums /Danced to the music that the marchers made.'' Painted on silk, the batik illustrations glow with the lush, clear colors of the fabric. Their visual patterns reflect the verbal patterns and the fun of the text. The hippopotomums are palpably ponderous, the flamingos gorgeously pink. Not since Preston and Parker's Pop Corn and Ma Goodness (Viking, 1969; o.p.) has there been such a marriage of happy, rhythmic language and illustrations. Go for it. Your small patrons will love it. Janet D. French, Centennial School Dist . Libs . , Warminster, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833544735
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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