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 does.Unabridged edition, read by the more

Product details

  • 9+
  • CD-Audio | 2 pages
  • 124 x 142 x 10mm | 140.62g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0752885960
  • 9780752885964
  • 358,872

About Terry Jones

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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well-told tales ... tailor-made fro bedtime reading. -- Simon Evans * Park & Holiday Homes * surreal humour * CHOICE * These highly inventive, delightful stories are to be reissued on CD. Hurrah! All the ingredents of good stories are there - fantasy, humour, morality, magic, silliness and mystery. Don't miss them. -- Angela MacPherson * PUBLISHING NEWS *show more

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74 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (28)
3 27% (20)
2 4% (3)
1 1% (1)
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