Knighthood for Beginners (Paperback)
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Knighthood for Beginners (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 01/06/2017
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High in the mountains are the Dragon Caves, and inside the deepest, darkest dragon cave, lives the most terrible dragon. And his name is Dave.

Dave's terrible (as in rubbish) at all dragony things. So when he finds a book called Knighthood for Beginners he decides to learn how to be a knight instead.

Dave sets out on a quest with his trusty steed, Albrecht the goat (all the best horses were taken), to be brave, chivalrous, and knightly in all ways. He'll be up against Sir Gnasty, who scoffs at the idea of a very small, strangely green knight and has an absolutely massive sword.

Hilarious fiction for young readers and fans of dragons, knights, and quests, from comedy genius, Elys Dolan, creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space.

'Elys Dolan...seems to know just what tickles a kid's funny bone.' - FT

'With plenty of wildly imaginative black-and-white illustrations, this is the perfect step up from picture books.' - The Mail

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192746023
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 188 g
Dimensions: 185 x 135 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Steven Seagull: Full of cross-over jokes which will appeal to children and adults too, making it a perfect book to share. - Parents in Touch

"The inventive, zany text and captioned pictures are laugh-out-loud funny" - picked as The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week - The Sunday Times

"A laugh-aloud book for newly confident readers, or for sharing aloud, this will have kids in fits of giggles - guaranteed!" - Parents in Touch

"A highly illustrated hoot, full of outrageous medieval mashups" - The Guardian

"Elys Dolan just seems to know what tickles a kid's funny bone, while imparting the message to be yourself, no matter what" - Financial Times

"This book will make a fabulous first chapter book for a child to read alone" - BookTrust

"At it's heart, it's a story of friendship, finding your strengths and the love of books" - Yorkshire Post

"Children will adore the slapstick silliness and there are crossover jokes aplenty for their parents" - picked as a book to watch by the Bookseller - The Bookseller

"Just when you think the adventures of Dave the dragon and his mate Albrecht the goat cannot get any more ridiculous, Dolan somehow finds another level of absurd. Dragons in legwarmers doing lunges? Count me in!" - Books for Topics

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“So Hilarious It Blew My Son's Mind!”

My 8yr old nabbed this from my reading pile. He read it in one evening then told me to read it as it 'blew his mind' it was so crazy.
Now I love Elys Dolan's picture books and this looked like some of... More

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“Silly, witty fun!”

Dave isn't very good at being a dragon... so he tries his hand (talon?) at being a knight instead. With the help of his noble steed - a goat named Albrecht - he learns what it means to be a knight!

This book is... More

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