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King of the Castle

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  • Publisher:
    Second Story Press, 2000
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Stinson, Kathy

    By the prizewinning author of the classics Red is Best, The Bare Naked Book and Big or Little, this chapter book is about a man who spends every day in a school but who cannot read. Mr. Elliot has a job he loves. He is the custodian in a primary school. He is so useful to everyone that sometimes he sees himself as the king of the castle. But Mr. Elliot has a secret. He can't read. Using many excuses like pretending not to have his glasses, he has hidden his inability to read all of his life. When he sees a child at the school being called stupid and falling into the traps he remembers so well himself, Mr. Elliot finally decides he must learn how to read. His granddaughter proves to be his perfect audience.

    Original Publisher: [S.l.], Second Story Press
    Language(s): English