Fantastic Stories

Fantastic Stories

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13 stories of mischief and magic, dragons and dinosaurs, monsters and mermaids, cruelty and courage. Would you like to meet the Slow Ogre, who takes three days to just eat his breakfast, or a boy called Tom who finds a dinosaur in his shed, making a noise like a pillar-box? There is also a juggling dog, a flying king, a magical mirror and a baby made only of snow...They are all here among the magic and mystery, the sadness and the silliness of these adventures by Terry Jones that incorporate bizarre characters (dragons and dinosaurs, mermaids and monsters) with a special blend of fantasy, morality and humour to produce an irresistible collection of tales that will be enjoyed over and over again. In this extraordinary world of surreal lands and eccentric characters absolutely anything can happen...and usually more

Product details

  • 5+
  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 140 x 12mm | 113g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Pack
  • 075284119X
  • 9780752841199

About Terry Jones

Terry Jones was a member of the legendary Monty Python team and has directed three highly successful films - Erik the Viking, Consuming Passions, Personal Services, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as well as scripting and performing in The Life of Brian, Jabberwocky and a number of Monty Python films. A previous book The Saga of Erik the Viking won the 1984 Children's Book Award. He is also the author of (for adults) Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Crusades and The Knight and the Squire as well as many other books for children. He read English at Oxford and retains a passion for medieval literature. TERRY JONES read English at Oxford University and retains a passion for medieval literature. As a scriptwriter for the BBC, and later as a member of the Monty Python team, he has been writing and performing comedy since leaving university, and has directed three highly successful films. His other books include Nicobobinus, which was awarded a Silver Seal by Parent's Choice, The Saga of Eric the Viking, which won the 1984 Children's Book Award, and Fairy Tales, also available on Orion more

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'A children's production that could entertain the whole family on a tedious car journey.' THE SUNDAY TIMESshow more