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King Ocean's Flute
by Lucy Coats (Goodreads Author)
On an Italian hillside, Paulo the shepherd boy plays his wooden flute badly, but he thinks he is a match for King Ocean himself. But before he knows it, Paulo is swept away by the waves to a kingdom beneath the sea, where King Ocean challenges him to play not only all the songs of the land, but also all the songs of the sea.
Unknown Binding, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Not Avail
(first published June 21st 2007)
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King Ocean’s Flute
“The loveliest summer book of all is King Ocean’s Flute…ideal for the seaside.”
Amanda Craig. The Times
“Evoking in loving detail an Italian village on the Mediterranean sometime early last century, this picturebook tells the story of a shepherd boy whose flute-playing is inspired by the sounds he hears: larksong, the whirring of dragonfly wings, the clopping of la ...more
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