The Great Ker-Plunk Author:Alexander King Alexander King, the author of three sensational and very adult books of memoirs, has never before written a book for children. Like all good imaginative fathers, however, he used to make up stories for his children. He has now put one of them down on paper for other children to enjoy. — Robin King, his son, is a regular illustrator of children'... more »s books, and "Ker-plunk" was always a great favorite of his when he was some years younger. This happy collaboration of father and son now makes one of the year's (1962) happiest books.
The Great Ker-plunk is the story of a seal...a story that simmered in the author's mind for over have a century and then emerged into the world, for better or worse, as a fulfillment of his own youthful intuitions and dreams.« less