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King Midas and the Golden Touch (Rabbit Ears)

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A king who wishes for the golden touch is faced with its unfortunate consequences. Includes an audio cassette with narration and music.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Spotlight (MN) (first published 1992)
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Hannah Holthaus
King Midas was a greedy fellow who loved gold. He wished that everything would be gold. All of a sudden, anything that he touched would turn to gold. At first, he loved it and became very greedy. He wanted to turn all of his plates, flowers, anything, and everything, he wanted it to be gold. Until he found a butterfly - he wanted it to be gold and when he touched it, the butterfly fell to its death. King Midas felt horrible about the butterfly. When he returned to his palace and party, he ...more
Sierra Dirksen
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: traditional
King Midas wished that everything he touched turned to gold, but when this was given to him he realized what a mistake he made. At first, he enjoyed turning everything to gold, but then he realized he would kill all leaving things and not be able to eat. After turning his daughter to gold, he realized his mistake. His power was taken back and he could touch things again. I believe this book is good for children to help teach them to appreciate what they have. Also, the pictures were beautiful to ...more
Megan Gavin
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: traditional
This book was really well done. This book was about a king who was absolutely obsessed with gold. He ended up gaining the power to turn anything he touched into gold. At first, he thought it was the most amazing thing. However, he soon turned all of his food, and eventually even his own daughter, into gold. He realized how foolish he had been and rekindled his love for his daughter. I think this story would be perfect for a lesson on not letting money get the best of you or greed.
Jasmine Stocker
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Since I haven't read the entire King Midas story, I enjoyed reading this version retold by Eric Metaxas. This story is filled with very good vocabulary words to enhance students vocabulary, which as an education major I love. I liked how this story is short and to the point of King Midas' story and really shows his unconditional love for his daughter.
Gudani Johnson
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read this over a decade ago. Had no idea he wrote it. Good.
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-library
Illustrations we're beautiful, but I wasn't a huge fan of this interpretation of the classic Midas story.
Brittany Cullen
The king wanted everything to be gold and one day he magically started turning everything he touched to gold. the kind was very happy. until one day he touched his daughter and she became solid gold and couldnt move. he loved his daughter more than anything so he ran away crying trying to solve the problem. then he learned him crying turned things back to normal so he went back and cried and his daughter came back and then they turned all the gold coins into white butterflies because he learned ...more
"King Midas and the Golden Touch" is a wonderful tale from the Rabbit Ears series as it details about the importance of how money is not everything. For the audio version, Michael Caine's narration is calm and elegant and Ellis Marsalis featuring Yo-Yo Ma's music is also elegant, which makes the story seem tranquil and proper for children.

For this book, Rodica Prato's illustrations are beautiful, especially of the image of King Midas' daughter having long and wavy red hair. This book will
This book is about a king who wishes he could turn anything he touched into gold, and his wish comes true, however when he touches his beloved daughter and turns her to gold he begins to weep and his curse is reversed.
Jun 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a Greek story I like. Nice pictures, and told in a way that young children will enjoy.
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In a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, Rabbit Ears Productions and the New York Times, four things not ordinarily in the same sentence. He is a best-selling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into more than 25 languages.