Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales

Terry Pratchett (Author) Mark Beech (Illustrator)
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Description

This never-before-published collection of fourteen funny and inventive tales by acclaimed author Sir Terry Pratchett features a memorable cast of inept wizards, sensible heroes, and unusually adventuresome tortoises. Including more than one hundred black-and-white illustrations, the appealingly designed book celebrates Pratchett's inimitable wordplay and irreverent approach to the conventions of storytelling.
These accessible and mischievous tales are an ideal introduction for young readers to this beloved author. Established fans of Pratchett's work will savor the playful presentation of the themes and ideas that inform his best-selling novels.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
February 03, 2015
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.3 X 8.3 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544466593

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About the Author

Knighted for "services to literature," Sir Terry Pratchett is the best-selling and multi-award-winning author of more than fifty novels. He started writing children's stories for a local paper in his teens, and this book was created from those tales. His books have sold over 85 million copies. He lives in England. Visit his website at www.terrypratchettbooks.com.

Reviews

"Feature[s] characters heroic or hiss-worthy, pranks and battles aplenty, sly twists on the familiar tropes and his trademark mix of silly humor and accurate moral commentary."
--Kirkus

"It's a pleasure to read Pratchett's reflections in his introduction and to see his signature warmth, wit, and intelligence light up these simple stories. Appearing throughout the book, Beech's amusing ink-and-wash drawings perfectly capture the magic of the tales reminiscnet of Quentin Blake's illustrations."
--Booklist

"My son and I discovered Terry Pratchett's books together, when he was about eleven years old. He'd be reading on his own and would start to laugh, and then eagerly read the passage aloud to me--and I'd do the same to him! Pratchett's books became a shared source of delight for us back then, and they still are today."
--Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medal winner

"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

"Middle grade readers who enjoy Pratchett's other works or Dalh's tales are bound to enjoy this one."
--School Library Journal

"Highly enjoyable fare."
--Bulletin