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Knight in Training: A Horse Called Dora: Book 2

David Melling, Vivian French

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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)

An enchanting new young fiction series inspired by worldwide hit The Kiss that Missed, by 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' 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, uncle and annoying cousin Prune while his parents are away.

But Sam's discovered an ancient scroll listing the six quests to be completed in order to become a knight, and he's already completed the first one! Now he's found his True Companion (Prune), next on the list is to track down a Snow White Steed. But when Aunt Egg orders Sam and Prune to journey to Weasel's Hill to deliver Horace the warthog back to his owner, it looks like the young knight-in-training looks will have to put his quest on hold. Or will he ...?

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Praise for Knight in Training: A Horse Called Dora: Book 2

  • Praise for Viv French - :

  • 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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David Melling

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

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