The king's stilts

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Pub. Date:
c1939.
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English
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A seventy-five-year-old King gets new vintage cover art for his anniversary!      Celebrate the 75th birthday of Dr. Seuss's classic treatise on the importance of a balanced life with our Anniversary Edition featuring cover art from the books original publication! A Seussian spin on a conventional fairy tale, The King's Stilts is as topical today as when it was first published in 1939. It's the story of a devoted king who works hard and plays hard—and whose entire kingdom is threatened when his beloved stilts are stolen and he is too distraught to do his job. Written in prose instead of rhyme (unlike Seuss's later works), The King's Stilts nevertheless addresses subjects that we know Dr. Seuss was passionate about throughout his life: duty (as in Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg); the abuse of power (as in The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Yertle the Turtle); deceit (as in The Bippolo Seed and How the Grinch Stole Christmas)--and even cats (as in The Cat in the Hat and I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today)! A perfect way to introduce new readers to an old classic, or to reward existing fans with a collectible new edition. Follow the Good Doctor's advice: After a hard day of work, have fun with a great book like The King's Stilts!From the Hardcover edition.
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9780394800820
9780394900827
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display_description King Birtram is extremely busy all day protecting his Kingdom, but needs his hour of play with his red stilts, but Lord Droon didn't like fun and decided to do something about the king's laughing enjoyment of walking on stilts. He steals them so that King Birtram can no longer enjoy his play hour. Without this relaxation, the king couldn't keep his mind on his work, or rule with authority so the whole kingdom is threatened with destruction until a page boy bravely saves the day.
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subject_facet Courage -- Fiction, Fairy tales, Relaxation -- Fiction
title_display The king's stilts
title_full The king's stilts / written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss
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