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The king with dirty feet
The king with dirty feet
Clayton, Sally Pomme2018
There once was a king who hated bath time so much that he never washed. He was a very smelly king! The king finally consents to bathe in the river but no matter how clean he is, his feet stay dirty. The people sweep away all the dirt in the land, but the air is choked with dust. The dust gets washed away but now the land is flooded with water. An enormous tapestry is sewn to cover the whole kingdom but now nothing will grow on the land... What is to be done? At last one old man steps forward with leather and a pair of scissors ... and to the king's amazement he creates, the first ever pair of shoes!
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The king with dirty feet / written by Sally Pomme Clayton ; illustrated by Rhiannon Sanderson.
Hereford, England : Otter-Barry Books, 2018.
1 volume of unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
The king with dirty feet is inspired by an Indian folktale called The king and the cobbler which is included in The thief of love: Bengali tales from court and village, edited by Edward C Dimoc, University of Chicago Press, 1963. The king with dirty feet by Sally Pomme Clayton was originally published in Time for telling, edited by Mary Medlicott and illustrated by Sue Williams, Kingfisher, 1991.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryJunior Picture BooksCOnloan - Due: 27 Jan 2021