Perfect Pancakes If You Please by William Wise

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King Felix holds a contest offering his only daughter to the man who can make a perfect stack of pancakes. When Maximilian, the evil inventor, wins the contest, the feisty princess refuses to marry him. Maximilian vows revenge, and before long the kingdom is buried under piles of pancakes. Finally Roderick, a handsome young scientist, shows up with a plan to give Maximilian a taste of his own medicine. Full color.

About William Wise

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Wise is a graduate of Yale University. Richard Egielski received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in "Hey, Al", written with Arthur Yorinks. His other books include "Buz "and "Jazper", which were chosen as New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.
Published February 1, 1997 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A bejeweled caricature of a king, perfectly rotund and greedy, offers his daughter's hand in marriage to the suitor who can produce a stack of perfect pancakes.

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The plot lurches toward an unimaginative and contrived ending, while none of the characters proves particularly likable or compelling, including the young man ""so handsome and charming, [the princess] fell in love with him on the spot."" Egielski's delightfully wicked and corpulent characters bl...

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