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A timeless fable full of adventure and beauty from a much-loved storyteller.

Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo and Geeko are sitting amongst the ruins of ancient Angkor Wat, wondering which of them would have made the best king.

The appearance of a mysterious visitor leads them to discover their true selves in a race to distant hilltop.

A timeless fable full of adventure and beauty from a much-loved storyteller.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670077151

    September 24, 2014

    Viking

    32 pages

    RRP $26.99

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  • EBook

    9781760140212

    September 24, 2014

    Penguin eBooks

    32 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2015
    Shortlisted
    Book of the Year for Younger Children

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