A hilarious tale about a mischievous king who is desperate to show off his clever tricks to three unsuspecting princes. Find out what he gets up to, and whether anyone can beat him at his own game.
Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.
Text type: A traditional tale from another culture
Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions
Tony Bradman started working life in the music press. In 1979 he joined Parents magazine where he launched their highly successful children's book pages and, in 1985, the Best Books For Babies Award. He went freelance as a children's author in 1987 and by 1992 was among the top 20 children's authors borrowed from UK public libraries.