Author: Reginald Ajuonuma (Darwin College 1999)
Publisher: SilverWood Books
King Billy and the Royal Road follows the eponymous Billy as he wakes up hungry one day and, unable to rouse his mother, decides to go out and look for food.
His trip outside becomes a journey in which he learns about the world around him, which he hasn’t been truly exposed to before, and the importance of values such as love and consideration for others.
King Billy is a rhyming story written for 5-8 year olds, although it will also appeal to adults. It offers a fun and accessible way in to poetry, and is written in an AAB CCB rhyming structure that will engage young readers.
Also, beautiful illustrations throughout bring Billy's adventures to life.