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What We're Reading: The Last King of Angkor Wat

Book ReviewsMegan PeronaComment

The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base

New from the bestselling author of Animalia and The Eleventh Hour! The story starts with Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo and Gecko sitting together in the ruins of Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious monument. Looking at the stone carvings of kings and battles of long ago, they each in turn state why they believe they would have made a fine king. What does that take? Is it strength? Kindness? Steadfastness? Courage? Then out of nowhere, an ancient elephant king materializes and tells them that if they wish to know if they are worthy they must go to a temple at the top of a distant hill. Will they have what it takes? This richly illustrated fable is a great pick for kids ages 5-7.

Thanks for the review Chrissy!

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