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

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published June 28th 1991 by Peter Smith Publisher (first published 1969)
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Jul 20, 2011 Edy rated it really liked it
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.)
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Aug 10, 2008 Lars Guthrie rated it it was amazing
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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Jan 20, 2016 Christina Karvounis rated it it was amazing
A beautiful allegory for change and choosing a change. A moving story without intending to be so.

Read it to my 10 and 12 y.o. sons and our conversations following centered on themes of growing up, looking for your passion and preparing for the journey to meet it.

(Read 1969 release)
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Paula Fox was 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.

A teenage marriage produced a daughter, Linda, in 1944. However, given the tumultuous relationship wi
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