My buddy, the King: a novel

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Harper & Row, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 135 pages
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When King Tokab of Mokobway is saved from choking on a frankfurter by Tim Quilt, they become fast friends and together outwit a plot to do in the king.

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About the author (1989)

Bill Brittain's tales of the rural New England village of Coven Tree are well loved by children of all ages. "The Wish Giver" was a Newbery Honor Book; it and "Devil's Donkey" were both named ALA Notabled Children's Books as well as "School Library Journal" Best Books. "Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders" was a 1988 Children's Editors' Choice (ALA "Booklist"), and "Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish" was named a "Pick of the Lists" by "American Bookseller."

Mr. Brittain has written many other delightful books, which have also received high acclaim. Among these are "All the Money in the World, " which won the 1982-1983 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award and which has been adapted for an ABC-TV Saturday Special; and "The Fantastic Freshman, " which was named an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Bill Brittain lives with his wife, Ginny, in Asheville, North Carolina.