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Knight in Training: Dragons Can't Swim: Book 1

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)

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

Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. Not only does he have to put up with his annoying cousin Prune, there are also the weird creatures his aunt looks after in her Luxury Accommodation for Dragons, Griffins and other Regal Beasts to contend with!

But when Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well, Sam and Prune have to work together to come to the rescue. Inside the well they make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on the six quests to be completed in order to become the perfect knight! Sam's ambition seems close at hand - if only Prune would stop getting in the way...

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Praise for Knight in Training: Dragons Can't Swim: Book 1

  • Vivian French is a sublime storyteller. - Sunday Telegraph

  • Praise for David Melling - :

  • A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. - Daily Mail

  • Hugless Douglas fits right in with the well-loved classics like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear and will be remembered for many years to come. - Guardian

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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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