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Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories By Terry Pratchett

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories by Terry Pratchett

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Summary

In the mid nineteen-sixties, the author was a junior reporter for the Bucks Free Press, where he began writing stories for young readers that were published every week in the newspaper. This collection presents a selection of these stories. It features wizards and mayors, carpet people and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Summary

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories by Terry Pratchett

'Focus on a planet revolving in space ...Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere - Great Britain. Closer, closer ...and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small villages and winding country roads. And if you could go back in time to the mid nineteen-sixties, you might spot a young lad on a motorbike coming down one such lane, notebook and pen in his jacket pocket. This is me. A junior reporter for the Bucks Free Press, where I began writing stories for young readers that were published every week in the newspaper. The stories in this collection are a selection of those. There are wizards and mayors, carpet people and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats. And some of these stories even spawned my later novels.' The deluxe slipcase edition is fully illustrated and includes: special foreword by Terry Pratchett; two bonus stories; critical commentaries to accompany each story; limited-edition colour print; and, additional content.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Reviews

"A splendid collection ... rumbustious, irreverent and hilarious." Booktrust "Funny, action-packed ... a rip-roaring read." The Sun "A good choice for the chapter-book set, this is highly recommended for reading aloud to younger children as well ... Pratchett's vast, all-ages fan base will be intrigued by these early offerings, while their accessibility and skillful storytelling will pull in young newcomers to the masterful author's work." Booklist "A joy to read ... from dragons and wizards to monsters and talking animals, there really is something in each story to appeal to everyone." whatsgoodtogo.co.uk "Terry Pratchett's youthful short stories, as collected in Dragons at Crumbling Castle, just prove that he has always been what he is ... These stories are far too good for children. Oops, I mean for children not to share with older people. But you knew that." The Bookwitch

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. After falling out with his keyboard he now talks to his computer. Occasionally, these days, it answers back. www.terrypratchett.co.uk @terryandrob

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GOR011129128
9780857534385
0857534386
Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories by Terry Pratchett
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2014-10-23
448
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