Bound To Stay Bound

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 King Flashypants and the evil emperor (King Flashypants)
 Author: Riley, Andy

 Publisher:  Holt (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 200 p., ill., map, music, 21 cm

 BTSB No: 754318 ISBN: 9781627798099
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Kings and rulers -- Fiction
 Money -- Fiction
 Generosity -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $18.66

Book 1--Nine-year-old King Edwin is loved by his people, but when he runs out of money evil Emperor Nurbison sees it as a chance to seize control of Edwinland.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 198322

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/17)
   School Library Journal (05/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2017 Gr 2–4—Young King Edwin has it all—castle, fancy crown, trusted adviser, and money to buy all the chocolate he wants. He is a generous monarch and kindly shares his yummy treats with all his adoring subjects. All is well until his riches run out. This means no more goodies for Edwin or his people. The country folk are not amused. Enter Emperor Nurbison, who has designs on this junior ruler's territory; he plans to turn everyone against Edwin and then dispose of the bothersome lad. Edwin is tempted to run, but his loyalty to his domain is strong. He knows that he will have to be clever and brave if he is to outsmart his mean rival and hang on to his kingdom. VERDICT With super funny illustrations, the silly yet thrilling story line is sure to tickle the ribs of younger elementary readers.—Mary Jennings, Camano Island Library, WA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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