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Knight in Training: Combat at the Castle: Book 5

Vivian French, David Melling

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Knight in Training, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Fiction, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

A charming new young fiction series from the bestselling partnership of Vivian French and David Melling.

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.

Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed.

With the help of his cousin Prune, Sam has discovered a magical scroll that tells him the six quests he must complete to become a knight, and he's already finished four! For his fifth quest, Sam must defeat a fearsome foe. But it's a snowy day, and he and Prune are stuck inside. There are no enemies to be found - until Uncle Archibald sends them to the cellar ...

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Praise for Knight in Training: Combat at the Castle: Book 5

  • ... a series of hilarious stories with added humour in their illustrations. - The Scotsman

  • Vivian French is a sublime storyteller. - Sunday Telegraph

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Vivian French

Vivian French (Author)
Since 1990, Vivian French has published more than 100 books for children of all ages. She has been a reviewer and has worked in the theatre - she is also well-known as a playwright. Among her most popular books are the Tiara Club titles for Hachette. Married with four grown-up daughters, she now lives in Edinburgh.

Visit her website at www.vivianfrench.com.

Mark Marshall (Illustrator)
Mark was born in London into a creative family including a pianist, actress and dancer. He was encouraged to draw from an early age going on to study Illustration and Painting at the University of Wolverhampton. He lives with his wife, Geraldine, and their two sons. Follow him on Twitter @markjmarshall4

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