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King Matt the First
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January 1, 2012
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February 29, 2012
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Dec 10, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it
One of the most fascinating things about this book is that it was written by a Polish paediatric doctor and educator who introduced many orphanages into Poland. The sad and courageous thing is that during WWII, he refused to leave his orphans as they were being sent to their deaths in a gas chamber. The book has great aspects and interesting characters, but it ends in a very strange way for a children's book. I love the characters of the African Cannibal King Bum-Drum and his daughter Klu-Klu.
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Jan 31, 2012 Kathleen Dixon rated it did not like it
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I find it quite interesting that there seems to be more made of the author of this book than of the book itself. The description of the book here in GoodReads begins with a paragraph about the author, and while it can be interesting to know the author's background, and it can explain a little as to why s/he should write about a particular topic, I believe that any blurb about a book should first and foremost be about the book.

Then, the introduction to the book (written by a person I personally h
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