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Knight in Training: Combat at the Castle: Book 5

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)

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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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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