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The paper kingdom / by Helena Ku Rhee ; illustrated by Pascal Campion.

Rhee, Helena Ku, (author.). Campion, Pascal, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library e RHE (Text) 35500006272171 New On holds shelf -
Hawley Public Library E R (Text) 33500013211198 New Checked out 05/02/2020
McIntosh Public Library E R (Text) 33500013211180 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525644613
  • ISBN: 052564461X
  • ISBN: 9780525644620
  • ISBN: 0525644628
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Accompanying his parents to their night-shift jobs as office cleaners, young Daniel reluctantly joins in as they use their imaginations to transform the deserted building into a magnificent paper kingdom where he might one day rule.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    *Starred Review* Parents in picture books may be seen coming from or going to work, but they're rarely seen at work, especially with jobs that are backbreaking and poorly paid. This picture book, like Karen Hesse's Night Job (2018), shows parents on the night shift doing janitorial work. Here a family of three lives in an apartment so small that their little boy, Daniel, must sleep in a corner of the room. We see how fragile the social support is for them when the babysitter cancels, and the parents, who clean an office building at night, must take a very tired Daniel to work with them, driving their old, beat-up car. The illustrations, done by renowned French American artist Campion, are wonderful at showing both the reality of work (the parents sweat and sneeze and struggle) and a luminous imaginary world (the building they enter looks like a menacing robot's gigantic head), complete with traces of friendly dragons—a fiction that the parents create in order to help get their boy through the night. The ending delivers a socially conscious message, with the boy resolving to be nice to the dragons (aka workers) when he becomes the Paper King (boss) one day. Enchanting and powerful. Grades K-2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Helena Ku Rhee grew up in Los Angeles, but has also lived in various parts of the U.S., Asia and Europe. She has a soft spot for small, stout animals and loves to travel far and wide across this beautiful planet, counting among her favorite journeys a camping trip in the Sahara Desert, a swim with elephants in Thailand and a horseback-riding tour of Easter Island. Helena works at a movie studio by day, and dreams up story ideas in her spare time. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter at Helenarhee

    Pascal Campion is a prolific French-American illustrator and visual development artist whose clients include: DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures, Disney Feature, Disney Toons, Cartoon Network, Hulu, and PBS. Working in the animation industry for over 15 years, he has steadily posted over 3,000 images of personal work to his "Sketches of the Day" project since 2005.

He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Follow him on Instagram (@pascalcampionart) or Twitter @pascalcampion

Subject: Janitors > Juvenile fiction.
Night work > Juvenile fiction.
Imagination > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Janitors > Fiction.
Night work > Fiction.
Imagination > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Search Results Showing Item 10 of 200 Preferred library: Northwest Regional Library?

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