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   Adventures of King Midas, The, by Lynne Reid Banks  
 
  Novel, first publication in October 1992 , latest edition in October 1999
 
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      The Kings Foolish Wish

    King Midas loved gold so much he wished everything he touched would turn to gold. But what a terrible curse it became when his wish was granted and everything he touched -- his food, his dog. . . and his beloved daughter -- instantly changed into cold and lifeless matallic objects.

    Lynne Reid Banks has re-created the ever-popular legend of King Midas into an exciting story that brings to life the reality of having greedy and thoughtless wishes come true.

     
     
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