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Knight Tales

David Melling

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Picture storybooks

This magical collection includes three classic stories from David Melling.

From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this classic collection features three stories in one and is filled with quests, magic, humour and bedtime kisses.

The king is in a hurry and blows his son a bedtime kiss... but it misses. The kiss flies out of the window and a brave knight and his horse are sent on a quest to bring it back. This loveable duo find themselves heading on more quests in their other adventures.

David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.

Includes:
The Kiss That Missed
Good Knight Sleep Tight
The Three Wishes

'Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and snappy as his prose.' Guardian

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Praise for Knight Tales

  • A 'wonderfully comic little charmer... Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and as snappy as his prose.' - The Guardian

  • It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read. - The Parents Guide

  • The text is lively but it is the comic book style illustrations that steal the show. - Junior

  • An ideal bedtime book. This delightful tale is a true charmer. Warm, funny and not the least bit soppy, it will be enjoyed by both boys and girls. - The Scotsman

  • A touching tale about the power of love. - Waterstone's Book Quarterly

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David Melling

David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' 'Pavilion' was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise ' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. \nIt was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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