The Sea King
by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim,Jane Yolenillustrated by Stefan Czernecki
click image to view books ⇑
The Sea King lives deep under the sea in an exquisite crystal palace. He rarely leaves his halls, except to search out a human victim. One day, the Sea King does a very big favour for a king from the land above. In return he must make a heart-breaking promise.
Themes: Russian folktale,fairytale,birds,kings,
- Finalist for the Chocolate Lily Award (BC Readers' Choice) 2005
- Finalist for the Mr. Christie's Book Award
"Students of folk literature will find a literal treasure hunt as they search for the numerous elements that enrich the story." School Library Journal
“Combining several elements of Russian folklore, the authors create an engaging tale using old motifs in new ways. [The] pictures, bright enough for group reading, create a nice addition to Yolen's huge canon both singly and with collaborators.” Kirkus Review
Shulamith Levey Oppenheim is the award-winning author of many books. Albert Einstein was a family friend and the best man at her wedding! She lives in Massachusettes.
Jane Yolen is a two-time Newberry Award winner and has written over 200 books for children, teenagers, and adults. She is one of America's leading children's writers. She divides her time between Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.
Stefan Czernecki was born in a refugee camp in Germany and now lives in a small glass apartment one hundred and fifty feet above the ground. For inspiration he travels to faraway places like Tokyo, Mexico City, New York and Marrakesh. Sometimes he just takes a walk around the block. A number of his books are inspired by folk art and set in other countries. He won the Aesop Accolade, the American Folklore Society Award, in 1997.