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King Ocean's Flute

Written by Lucy Coats

Illustrated by Peter Malone

King Ocean's Flute Synopsis

On an Italian hillside, Paulo the shepherd boy plays his wooden flute badly, but thinks he is a match for King Ocean himself. Before he knows it he's swept beneath the waves to an underwater world of dolphins and merfolk. Here King Ocean challenges him to play not only all the songs of the earth, but the songs of the sea, or else stay captive and polish mermaid's scales and scrub salt off the seabed for seven long years. A lyrical story complemented by Peter Malone's stunning fine art illustrations.

King Ocean's Flute Press Reviews

'Lucy Coats spins a tale that feels like something handed down through generations of storytellers...teaches readers to tune their ears to the quieter sounds of nature.' WRITE AWAY

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842555217
Publication date: 21st June 2007
Author: Lucy Coats
Illustrator: Peter Malone
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Lucy Coats

Peter Malone has illustrated a number of picture books for Orion. He was commissioned by the Royal Mail for a set of Christmas stamps. He lives in Bath with his wife and two daughters. Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted childrens poet and has also written several picture book texts. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths and has also published a childrens novel. Her 12-book series, Greek Beasts and Heroes is being published by Orion throughout 2010. Lucy's website is ...

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