TKT – Quill & Quire (Feature Review) 

In a pair of picture books featuring heroic world traveller Peg, Oppel revealed himself to have a sure touch with younger readers as well, and in The King's Taster, he again demonstrates that talent.... The narrative has the structural neatness of a fairy tale, with a central problem that gets knottier and knottier unil a magical-seeming but logical twist straightens the whole thing out.... Oppel's text provides a strong scaffolding for illustrations. Subplots, humour, and atmosphere are all injected into the main narrative by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Their collage-style compositions reward close attention...

– Quill & Quire (Feature Review) 

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