The King Of Keji by Jan L. Coates. Read the story, go on a road trip and make a craft
Jacob’s brother, Ben, is always king of the castle. Jacob is tired of being the dirty rascal!
Jacob and his grandfather decide to set out on a camping trip to Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park. There, they find lots of hidden treasure fit for a king, like emeralds (the green of a hemlock’s foliage), amber (the eyes of a deer), and diamonds (in the sky).
Jacob even builds himself a crown, and it isn’t long before Gramps declares Jacob the King of Keji!
Published by Nimbus Publishing and Illustrated by Patsy MacKinnon.
Read the story, go on a road trip and make a craft
Do a Family road trip to Kejimkujik
Make a crown
Jan L. Coates is the author of several books for young readers, including The King of Keji and A Hare in the Elephants Trunk, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. She lives in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley with her husband, Don, and a Golden Irish named Charlie. Visit her at jancoates.ca.
Patsy MacKinnon is the illustrator of Heartsong and The Village of Wood Duck. A member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Patsy lives in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.