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Once Upon A Time...there was a Greedy King

Once Upon A Time...there was a Greedy King

Illustrated by Maja Andersen

Board Book

Once Upon A Time...there was a Greedy King

About the Book

Discover the Greek myth about the greedy King Midas! A popular tale told for centuries that will teach children about the power of love. 

Introduce kids to the fascinating telling of a popular Greek myth about a greedy king who could turn everything he touched into gold. This emotions book for kids explores the concept of love and the consequences of greed in an engaging story format. 
Once Upon a Time...there was a Greedy King is filled with colorful illustrations and a lively story that teaches children emotional intelligence. Inside you’ll find: 
   • Beautiful, vibrant illustrations by Maja Andersen bring the story to life.
   • Simple text, ideal for reading aloud and for bedtime.
   • Lesser-known folk tales and stories to young children.
   • A reference section at the end of the book that explains the cultural history behind each story.

Once upon a time….

The greedy King Midas has been granted a wish! He can turn everything into gold. Swept by his new “power,” he turns his entire palace into gold including his food and beloved daughter! What will he do when he can’t eat or talk to the princess anymore?

Illustrator Maja Andersen has beautifully crafted the images in this book to draw young children into the story and capture their imaginations. The tale of the Greedy King with the golden touch introduces children to a lesser-known myth and teaches them about the dangers of greed. 

More enchanting stories in the series

The magic of storytelling has been known to cultures since the dawn of time! Imagine children much like your own huddled up to hear about the fascinating world around them and learning about life through storytelling. Other books in this series include Once Upon a Time... there was a Little Bird, Once Upon a Time... there was a Thirsty Frog, and Once Upon a Time... there was an Old Woman.

Product Details

On sale: July 6, 2021
Age: 0-3 years
Grade: Up to Preschool
Page count: 16 Pages
ISBN: 9780744033380
Reading level: Lexile: 700L

Author Bio

Maja Anderson was born and raised in the U.S. to Danish parents. After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, Maja got a job at Hallmark Cards. Maja’s illustration style is whimsical in subject matter and graphic in style. Maja takes inspiration from international folk art. Her interests include drawing on cocktail napkins, traveling, and flamenco dance lessons!