The King and the Three Thieves by Kristin Balouch
A Persian Tale

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In this fresh retelling of an intriguing Persian folktale, a king disguises himself and slips out of his palace. He meets three ordinary men ... or so they seem. But in fact each has a magical power and a dangerous plan to use it. The king appears to be caught up in their scheme but really has a surprise plan of his own. Kristen Balouch's inventive retelling and stunning collage-like illustrations put a hip new spin on a tale with timeless appeal.

About Kristin Balouch

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Kristen Balouch lives in a quiet little house on a quiet little street in not-so-quiet Brooklyn, New York. She lives there with her quiet little son and little, little daughter who has a big, big voice. They are mostly happy.You might see Kristen at a cafe or on the subway or riding her bike around New York. She might be sketching or daydreaming or writing something down. If you happen to see very quiet ot you might frighten her away...shhh...
Published October 23, 2000 by Viking Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A king with a magnificent moustache, his wise vizier, and three thieves with special powers swirl through this spirited book to relate a favorite Persian folktale.

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The first ""can whistle a tune that will put anyone to sleep,"" the second ""can see through walls"" and the third can sneeze hard enough to ""blow a door right off its hinges."" When the concealed king says that his mustache is magical too, the three suggest combining forces and robbing the roya...

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