Little King December

Little King December

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December II, the little pot-bellied king, is about three inches tall and so fat that he can't button up his tiny red velvet coat with its magnificent ermine trim. He lives in a tiny room in a hole in the wall, its shelves piled high with countless colourful boxes, full of his dreams. In King December II's world, you are born big, knowing everything you will ever know - how to close a business deal, how to write a computer programme. And every day you get a little bit smaller and you forget a little bit more, so that at the end of your life you are tiny, and you spend your days forgetting things and chasing shadows in the garden. Childhood comes at the end of your life but is that a good thing? Well, you'll have to ask the little king. You can ask him anything. You can lie with him on the balcony and look up at the stars and talk about immortality. And when you're with him you see things your eyes won't normally see.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 121.9 x 149.9 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, German
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0747575592
  • 9780747575597
  • 704,428

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'An allegory for any age ... beautifully illustrated with spectacular and surreal painterliness by Michael Sowa. An elegant and cherishable object.' Sunday Times
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About Axel Hacke

Axel Hacke writes weekly for the Suddeutsche Zeitung. His books including THE LITTLE KING DECEMBER are bestsellers in Germany and have been translated into several languages. Michael Sowa lives in Berlin and has been an acclaimed freelance artist since 1975.
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4 32% (92)
3 16% (47)
2 3% (9)
1 0% (1)
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