In this fresh retelling of an intriguing Persian folktale, a king disguises himself and slips out of his palace. He meets three ordinary men ... or so they seem. But in fact each has a magical power and a dangerous plan to use it. The king appears to be caught up in their scheme but really has a surprise plan of his own. Kristen Balouch's inventive retelling and stunning collage-like illustrations put a hip new spin on a tale with timeless appeal.