King Midas by Kathleen Olmstead


King Midas by Kathleen Olmstead

This is a beautifully illustrated addition to the popular Silver Penny series. It teaches children about what is truly valuable. It is suitable for children aged 3 to 6. Although King Midas is a kind man, he always wants more: more jewels, more silver, more gold. So when he's granted a wish for doing a good deed, he asks that everything he touches turn to gold. But after his flowers, his food and even his daughter are transformed, he learns what is truly valuable.

About the Author

Kathleen Olmstead is the author of several Classic Starts books, including Anne of Avonlea and Moby Dick, as well as Jacques Cousteau: A Life Under the Sea and Matthew Henson: The Quest for the North Pole, both in the Sterling Biographies series. She has also written three other Silver Penny Story books: Pied Piper of Hamelin (9781402783494), Thumbelina (9781402783524), and The Steadfast Tin Soldier (9781402783517). Maurizio Quarello has illustrated nearly 30 children's books in 13 languages, including Sterling's Silver Penny editions of Jack and the Beanstalk (9781402784330), Rumpelstiltskin (9781402783401), and The Frog Prince (9781402784293). Quarello's work has appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide and he has received various national and international prizes. Maurizio teaches illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


40 pages


Kathleen Olmstead
More books by Kathleen Olmstead


Publication date

27th November 2014



A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Lovereading 4 schools