The King of the Copper Mountains

Paul Biegel, translated by Paul Biegel
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A timeless and enchanting children's classic.

At the end of his thousand-year reign of the Copper Mountains, old King Mansolain is tired and his heart is slowing down. When his attendant, the Hare, consults The Wonder Doctor, he is told he must keep the King engaged in life by telling him a story every night until the Doctor can find a cure.

The search is on for a nightly story more wonderful than the last, and one by one the kingdom's inhabitants arrive with theirs; the ferocious Wolf, the lovesick Donkey, the fire-breathing three-headed Dragon. Last to arrive is the Dwarf, with four ancient books and a prophecy that the King will live for another thousand years - but only if the Wonder Doctor returns in time.

Author bio:

Paul Biegel was one of Europe's most acclaimed and best-loved storytellers, and the author of more than fifty books for children. Born in the Netherlands in 1926, he studied law but worked as a comic-strip writer before writing his first novel, The Golden Guitar, in 1960. The King of the Copper Mountains followed in 1965. It won the award for the best Dutch children's book of the year, and is still his best-loved work. The Gardens of Dorr and The Little Captain are also forthcoming from Pushkin Children's Books.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781782693390
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Children's
Pub Date: May 2022
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)