The King's Falcon
Paula Fox
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The King's Falcon

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Hardcover, 56 pages
Published June 28th 1991 by Peter Smith Publisher (first published 1969)
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What could possibly entice a king o give up his kingdom to become a falconer? King Phillip realizes tha the has not found happiness n his kingdom as king. With the aid of the falconer, the king learns the art of falconry, then finds and trains a young falcon. As a falconer he finds the peace and contentment that he lacked as the king.

(I read this novel in the 70s when I was taking an adolescent lit. class. The critique came from one I did for the class.)
Lars Guthrie
A highly unusual fable of castles and kings, featuring a bored king, married by arrangement to a dull queen twenty years his senior (an arranged marriage), who rules over a shabby and lackluster kingdom. How he gives up that kingdom for a song and finds meaning in life kept me interested. Highly recommended.
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Paula Fox is an American author of novels for adults and children and two memoirs. Her novel The Slave Dancer (1973) received the Newbery Medal in 1974; and in 1978, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. More recently, A Portrait of Ivan won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2008.

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