- Grade Level: 4 - 6
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Hastings House Pub (January 1, 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803830394
- ISBN-13: 978-0803830394
- Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,688,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Become King Hardcover – January 1, 1978
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The book combines fantasy world and every day life at least as neatly as our well-known HP.
The story is about a boy who lost his parents on the day he was born. That stormy night didn't only take the life of his parents but his country, fictional Katoren, lost his beloved king too.
The boy gets raised by his warm-harted uncle, who works hard to provide a happy life for the boy. In the meantime Katoren is governed by the late king's cabinet members, for the king died without an offspring. Not wanting to give up the new-found power, these head-to-toe politicans keep postponing the day to appoint a new king.
Our hero is already 17 years-old. He decides he would go up to the ministers and ask them How To Become a King of the country. The ministers plan to dismiss him but the boy arrives with the press to the meeting.
(Can you belive it? The book was written in the seventies, and the media is already a superpower)
The cabinet is forced to make up a way to statisfy the press but they try to make sure that the boy wouldn't be king. They tell him he will have to do 7 tasks. He would have to fight dragons and gnoms and misteriously swelling noses. How will he get to the towns in need? By train of course. So the adventure begins.
I wouldn't want to give away more of the story. It's a fairly short book don't expect the usual fantasy book length. Don't worry though it's perfect the way it is.
I would like to recommend this book for all ages. One of those books that when you finished you go back to front end read again (at least the best parts), because you feel you got something extra, something to treasure. Something you didn't expect to be so good.