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Yonderfel's Castle: A Medieval Fable

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Yonderfel is a generous king who lives on amountain and never ever turns anyone away from his castle. But when an ogre takes away half the mountain, leaving the castle teetering on the edge, all the people leave and nothing can convince them to come back.

One day it begins to rain, and the rain fills the valley where the people have been living. And then they remember Yonde
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
This story of a king who invites everyone into his castle, until an ogre shows up and demands more rent from him for the mountain under the castle. King Yonderfel can only pay half the rent, so the ogre takes away half of the mountain under the castle. Soon Yonderfel is abandoned by his people. Until one day there is a flood and everyone remembers that the castle is high up and the king never turns anyone away. They all take refuge in the castle until the ogre shows up, and asks to be taken in t ...more
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it
King Yonderfel lived on top of a mountain, and welcomed all to his castle. One day an "ogre guy" came and took away half the King's mountain, leaving his castle teetering on the edge of a cliff. The people living in the castle didn't like the precarious position of the castle. They called the king a nincombooby, and left the castle. The people in the village called the king a nincombooby also. The king was lonely. How could he save his castle?

An unusual picture book with a happy ending, but cont
Sep 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Delightful pictures with great tiny touches. The pictures make this book. Hard to tell if there is a moral here or not.
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This is a story about generosity even in the face of ridicule.
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