King Has Goat Ears, The

King Has Goat Ears, The

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Philippe Béha
Tag: All books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: September 2008
Illustrator: Philippe Béha
ASIN: 189658022X
ISBN: 9781896580227

Rights sold to China. 

French language rights sold to Quebec.

About the Book

In this retelling of a Balkan tale, each barber who cuts the king’s hair ends up being kept prisoner in his palace. One day, a young apprentice named Miro bravely accepts the challenge to cut the king’s hair. When he discovers the king’s dangerous secret, Miro is careful not to tell anyone. But secrets have a way of being found out…

Praise for The King Has Goat Ears:

Sophisticated collages accompany this engaging tale of self-acceptance.” — The Horn Book Guide

“This is a good addition to folk and fairy tale collections.” — Resource Links

“The colorful and engaging illustrations will intrigue children because of the interesting and beautiful depictions of animals and people.” — Library Media Connection

“Jovanovic’s clear telling and Béha’s Chagall-esque mixed-media collages elucidate the plot.” — Kirkus Reviews


Winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Book 2009 by BC Book Prizes

A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book of 2009

Finalist for the Blue Spruce Award 2010

Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award 2010

About the Author:

Katarina Jovanovic lives in Vancouver, BC with her family.

About the Illustrator:

Philippe Béha has won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and Governor General’s Award. He was Canada’s 2014 nomination for the IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Lifetime Achievement Award.


About the Author
Katarina Jovanovic

was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she worked as a journalist in radio broadcasting. She now lives in Vancouver, where, as well as writing for young people, she is in charge of educational leadership, teaching and curriculum development in a post-secondary institution. She is the recipient of The Christie Harris Children’s Literature Award (The BC and Yukon Book Prizes) for The King Has Goat Ears (Tradewind Books) and the Chocolate Lily Award for The Blue Vase (Tradewind Books).

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