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The King of Quizzical Island

By Gordon Snell
Illustrated by David McKee

Set sail on a fantastical voyage with the inquisitive King of Quizzical Island.

When the King of Quizzical Island decides to visit the edge of the world, nothing and no one will stand in his way. What will he find? What adventures await? And won't he fall off the edge? First published over thirty years ago, the King’s comical, quizzical adventures are every bit as fresh and funny today, and this glorious new edition, including colour art for the very first time, will delight readers of every age.

  • Children will be captivated by this gentle, absurd rhyming tale in the playful tradition of Edward Lear
  • "Children are completely at home in this world of imagination and impossible situations. If our story encourages them to read and ask more questions about the world around them, I am very happy." David McKee, illustrator
  • Walker Books has collaborated with David McKee and Gordon Snell to publish the hilarious sequel to The King of Quizzical Island - out in 2010/11!

About the author

Gordon Snell is the author of many books for children. He has also written song lyrics and libretti, novels and plays, and has worked in both television and radio as a writer and interviewer. He says of The King of Quizzical Island, "Children are completely at home in this world of imagination and impossible situations. If our story encourages them to read and ask more questions about the world around them, I am very happy." He lives in Dublin with his wife, the writer Maeve Binchy.

About the illustrator

David McKee started drawing cartoons for newspapers and magazines when he was still at art college. His first picture book, Two Can Toucan, was published in 1964 and he went on to create some of the best-loved children’s characters in the world, including Mr Benn, King Rollo, and Elmer the Elephant. In 1980 he set up King Rollo Films, an award-winning animation studio.

ISBN: 9781406315264
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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