Sense Pass King by Katrin Tchana
A Story from Cameroon

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An extraordinary child determines a kingdom's future.
 

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Katrin Tchana is the author of a collection of folklore. The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women and a picture book, Oh, No, Toto! The story of Sense Pass King was told to her by her husband, Eugene, who heard it from his mother when he was a boy growing up in Cameroon. After having lived in many places, including West Africa, she now lives with her husband and two sons, Michou and Xavier, in Thetford, Vermont. Trina Schart Hyman received the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges, and Caldecott Honor awards for A Child's Calendar by John Updike, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel, and Little Red Riding Hood, which she retold herself. She lives in New Hampshire near her daughter, Katrin.
 
Published October 1, 2002 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hyman (Children of the Dragon, not reviewed, etc.) masterfully balances line and brush stroke: on one spread, a vast watery ocean in liquid greens conveys an entirely different texture from the red and yellow flames shooting upwards, while brilliantly poised on the edge of the ship, Ma’antah arch...

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