Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon

Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon

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WINNER OF THE 2014 SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD

Here begins a tale of two sisters - Eliza, who dreams of becoming a swashbuckling hero, and Lavender, whose greatest wish is to be a pampered princess.
When Lavender gets kidnapped in the Forest of Toothy, Vicious and Flatulent Dragons, the sisters must face a host of deadly enemies. Hairy-faced villains. Ominous turnips. A witch called Boris. And a moat-dragon who is just a little bit peckish for a tasty child-sized snack.
Will Eliza and Lavender ever escape?
Why is their goat, Gertrude, so depressed?
Whose side is Bonnet, the smallest giant in the world really on?
And what day is it today?
This book will answer some, but not all, of these questions . . .

Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon by Sarah Courtauld is a brilliantly funny debut for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and Mr Gum.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 184 x 18mm | 180g
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1447255550
  • 9781447255550
  • 462,635

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"Very funny and exciting, this story will enchant young readers, and leave them ready for a quest of their own." (Guardian)
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Very funny and exciting, this story will enchant young readers, and leave them ready for a quest of their own. * Guardian * With zany characters, funny illustrations, deadpan dialogue and slapstick humour, this is a top-class adventure story with perfectly-pitched humour that the whole family can enjoy. * Lancashire Evening Post * Bursts with sparkle and wit . . . sends up fairy tales with demented glee. -- Philip Womack * Literary Review *
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About Sarah Courtauld

Sarah Courtauld is a fresh and funny new voice in children's fiction. She won the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award in 2012 and the BAFTA/Rocliffe New Writing Forum 2012, judged by a panel including Jennifer Saunders and Chris Addison. She also does stand-up and improv, as well as working part-time as a writer for Usborne Children's Books. This is her debut novel, and she is currently writing a sequel. Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award in 2014.
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234 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 34% (80)
4 40% (93)
3 20% (46)
2 6% (14)
1 0% (1)
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