It's time to dig deep in the second instalment of the extraordinary adventures of the King of Quizzical Island.
The King of Quizzical Island/To prove the world is round,/Made a singular spade with a diamond blade/
And began to dig in the ground. The resolute King of Quizzical Island begins to dig a tunnel so deep that it will take him to the other side of the world. His quest leads him right down into the heart of the earth where he encounters all kinds of mysterious and mythical creatures, including the Monarch of Calcium, a huge Giant and a Dinosaur and Dragon perched in two large armchairs. Will he make it to the other side? What treasures of wisdom will he discover?
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Gordon Snell is the author of many books for children. He has also written song lyrics and librettos, novels and plays, and has worked in both television and radio as a writer and interviewer. He lives in Dublin with his wife, the writer Maeve Binchey.
David McKee published his first picture book, Two Can Toucan, in 1964. He went on to create some of the be...