Who Owns The Air: Sanji and the Baker

Wednesday, November 15, 2006.

Sanji and the BakerAuthor: Robin Tzannes
Illustrator: Korky Paul
Published: 2005 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192722697

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Argh!!! Another fabulous book that’s out of print. I sure hope you can find this great book at your local library.

This hilarious and thought-provoking tale of greed gets squeals of delight time after time.


Comment by Korky Paul

November 18, 2006 @ 8:34 am


Have no fear Sanji is in the throws of being re-printed as we are doing new covers/Korky Paul branding for my following books, Captain Teachum’s Buried Treasure, Professor Puffendorf’s Buried Treasure, Sanji and the Baker, The Dog Who Could Dig and The Fish Who Could Wish.


Korky Paul

Comment by Chris

February 3, 2007 @ 12:23 am


I finally got hold of this one! I had to request it through the inter-library system and then wait for a week for it to arrive, but I got it.

Anyway, the other night, I read it to my daughter. She loved it so much, especially the surprise ending, that when Mom came upstairs for bed, she made me read it a second time because she wanted to see her mother’s reaction. Very much worth the read.

Since it looks like Korky might be watching this post, I’d like to throw out a couple of questions. First, it seems likely that the artist and writer that Sanji borrows money from are Korky and Robin, so who are the other three people that Sanji borrows money from. And who are the paparazi-like lurkers outside Robin’s window? And in the courtroom, what happened to the poor inventor-lady? She seems to have been replaced by a pirate? Where is she? Has the pirate kidnapped her and is he holding her for ransom? Or worse? I KNOW you don’t mind killing off people. I saw that drowning person in the beginning of the book. Glad I didn’t have to explain that to my kid. 😉

LOVE the little details all throughout the book’s artwork.

Thanks, all,


Comment by Just One More Book!!

February 4, 2007 @ 6:25 pm


I’m so glad you were able to get your hands on a copy of Sanji and that it was a hit with your family.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop. We love comparing notes on these great books,

Comment by Cindy Lowery

May 16, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

I have found references to the same story line from Peru, China and Japan. Anyone have titles?

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Comment by Helen Hicks

February 1, 2010 @ 6:50 am

Hi Korky fans, I share your admiration of this book. We found it first in our local library and are so glad it has now been reprinted. But where has the smelling contraption gone in the reprint?!! I was very disappointed to see this omission. My children and I found it thrilling, like a secret, that the fantastical contraption wasn’t mentioned at all in the text. Its still a brilliant book. Helen

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