King Matt the First
By (author) Janusz Korczak
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King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
Book DescriptionThis moving fable follows the adventures of Matt who becomes king when just a child and decides to reform his country according to his own priorities. Ignoring his grown-up ministers, he builds the best zoo in the world and decrees that children should be given chocolate every day. He fights in battles, braves the jungle, and crosses the desert, but perhaps the most life-altering thing of all is that the lonely boy king finds true friends. This timeless book shows us not only what children's literature can be, but what children can be. King Matt the First was written by Janusz Korczak, a Polish orphanage director who died in Treblinka after refusing to abandon the children he cared for.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099488866
(197mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janusz Korczak
King Matt the First, Paperback (October 2015)
Little Matt becomes King Matt when he is just a young boy. He can barely even read or write and he certainly doesn't know anything about governing a country. But ruling turns out to be a much trickier business than Matt ever realised. Can the happiness of a nation depend on one small boy?
Kaytek the Wizard, Hardback (June 2012)
Kaytek, a mischievous schoolboy who wants to become a wizard, is surprised to discover that he is able to perform magic spells and change reality. He begins to lead a double life: a powerful wizard in the dress of an ordinary boy. But soon Kaytek's increasing powers cause major chaos around the city of Warsaw.
Loving Every Child, Hardback (February 2007)
Presents a collection of one hundred quotations and passages from legendary educator Janusz Korczak. This work offers advice and observations on how to take care of, respect, and love every child - from understanding a newborn's mysterious behaviour to answering the outrageous questions kids ask to confronting the conundrum that is adolescence.
Ghetto Diary, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Janusz Korczak
Janusz Korczak devoted himself to the care of orphans in the Warsaw Ghetto after the Nazi occupation of Poland. This volume constitutes his grimly inspiring ghetto diary, and is accompanied by a new introduction by Betty Jean Lifton, the author of a biography of Korczak.
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Author Biography - Janusz Korczak
Janusz Korczak was born in 1878 and died in 1942. He was a Polish physician and educator who wrote over twenty books - his fiction was in his time as well known as Peter Pan, and his non-fiction works bore passionate messages of child advocacy. During World War II, the Jewish orphanage he directed was relocated to the Warsaw ghetto. Although Korczak's celebrity afforded him many chances to escape, he refused to abandon the children. He was killed at Treblinka along with the children. His works have not been forgotten, especially by teachers: there are Janusz Korczak societies in over a dozen countries.
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