Kregel children’s author Emily King, known for Clopper the Christmas Donkey, Clopper and the Lost Boy, and Clopper and the Night Travelers, passed away July 5, 2017, after a battle with cancer. In addition to the Clopper books, King’s works also include three books in the Twiggenbotham Adventures, and in total 109,000 copies of Emily King’s titles have been printed.
“Emily was a delightful person, and, not surprisingly, her stories were just as delightful,” said Dennis Hillman, publisher for Kregel Publications. “She gave the Christmas story a new vividness when told through the eyes of the eager little donkey named Clopper. Her tales of Mrs. Twiggenbotham introduced children to a whimsical, nearsighted octogenarian who never missed seeing the needs of others. Emily’s heart was in each of her stories, and we will miss her greatly.”
Her passion was to reach as many as possible with the good news of the gospel of Christ. Through her books and her life, she had an eternal impact on the lives of many.