Dragons at Crumbling Castle
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle : And Other Stories

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Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster!

Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.

But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . .

Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem!

`So funny I dropped my spoon laughing!' - King Arthur
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 24mm | 240g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552572802
  • 9780552572804
  • 88,522

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"Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read." * The Sun * "Full of [Pratchett's] burgeoning wit and wordplay . . . A delightful romp." * Sunday Times * "A splendid collection . . . rumbustious, irreverent and hilarious." * Booktrust * "A good choice for the chapter-book set, this is highly recommended for reading aloud to younger children as well . . . Pratchett's vast, all-ages fan base will be intrigued by these early offerings, while their accessibility and skillful storytelling will pull in young newcomers to the masterful author's work." * Booklist * "Charming and funny . . . Accompanied by Beech's wiry Quentin Blake-like illustrations, as well as numerous typographical flourishes, this volume will please both its intended audience and older Pratchett completists." * Publishers Weekly *
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About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.
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Back cover copy

Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!

Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers.

But there’s a teeny weeny surprise in store . . .

Fourteen brilliant stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem!


‘So funny that I dropped my spoon laughing!’ – King Arthur
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Review Text

"Charming and funny . . . Accompanied by Beech’s wiry Quentin Blake–like illustrations, as well as numerous typographical flourishes, this volume will please both its intended audience and older Pratchett completists."
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2,712 ratings
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4 36% (972)
3 33% (907)
2 7% (184)
1 1% (32)
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