The Apple King

The Apple King


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735813984
Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2001
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.65(w) x 11.51(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Francesca Bosca was born in Pesaro, Italy, where she still lives. She has written many stories for children, including The Apple King, her first book for North-South.

Luminous paintings by Giuliano Ferri capture the wonder and joy of the birth of Jesus. Mr. Ferri lives in Italy.

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We've all heard of King Midas and what befell him because of his penchant for gold. Now, make way for The Apple King, an old. old ruler who had a magnificent apple tree that bore the tastiest fruit in all of his kingdom. Why, he was so proud of those apples that no one else was allowed to touch them. Anyone else even thinking of tasting one would probably be grounds for beheading. Pity the poor king's gardener when he discovered an unsightly hole in one of these prize apples. Surely not a worm! Not one worm but worms. Stubborn worms who wouldn't leave even for a bag of gold. Faced with such a catastrophe the mighty ruler learned a lesson in sharing; he learned the joy of spreading happiness. There's a lesson for youngsters in this ripe, juicy tale beautifully illustrated in sun-washed colors.