The King's Stilts

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Random House, 1939 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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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 inHorton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg); the abuse of power (as inThe 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Yertle the Turtle); deceit (as inThe Bippolo Seed and How the Grinch Stole Christmas)--and even cats (as inThe 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!

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User Review  - Russell - Goodreads

A cautionary tale about maintaining vigilant defenses, keeping on top of your duties, and the price of honor. (view spoiler)[There's also a lesson in there about stupidly building in an environment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Baker - Goodreads

King Britram has a difficult job keeping his kingdom from flooding, so he works all the time. The only break he takes is to walk on stilts, but one of his advisers doesn't think that hobby is very ... Read full review

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THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL--aka Dr. Seuss--is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

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