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John Matthews - Author

John Matthews is a master storyteller and draws from his wide experience of folk tales to find stories that will be new to many young readers. He is the author of numerous highly- acclaimed books on Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology, and has co-written a number of books with his wife Caitlίn. This is John’s third book for Barefoot, joining The Wizard King & Other Spellbinding Tales (1998) and The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (1999). John currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son. His next book, Arthur of Albion, is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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Reader ReviewedHenry Hunter and the Beast of Snagov
John Matthews
August 2014 Book of the Month Henry Hunter is a most unusual boy – even among the boys at St Grimbold's School. He has a private jet and an appetite for finding things that possibly comes from living up to his...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2014
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Arthur of Albion
John Matthews
This is the ultimate book on King Arthur. Combining the best known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and when Camelot was built, this magnificent edition has been designed and illlustrated to...
Lovereading Price: £14.39 - Saving £3.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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Barefoot Book Of Knights
John Matthews
Winner of the Storytelling World Award in 2004. This book is a terrific gift and is sure to capture any child's imagination, Knights both brave and not so brave are depicted in this wonderful collection of stories from around the world...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/07/2005
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