The Adventures of Alfie Onion
Written by Vivian French
Illustrated by Marta Kissi
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
If you love fairytales – and who couldn’t? – you’ll love this brand new adventure written by one of our most inventive and entertaining children’s authors. Magnifico Onion might be the seventh son of a seventh son but he’s been spoiled rotten all his life and is no hero, despite what his mum thinks. His little brother Alife however has all the qualities that make the youngest son a fairytale favourite. Together they head off in search of adventure and fortune. To find out which one gets to marry the princess and which one settles down with an ogress, you’ll have to read the book – and a real treat it is. A sparkling story that will leave everyone happy! ~ Andrea Reece
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Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
- Anya Fuller, age 8 - 'This book is good to read if you like magical stories and I like magical stories so I loved it.'
- Erica Motoc, age 10 - 'It is a brilliant and amazing book!'
- Oliver Lonsdale, age 8 - 'Crazy, funny book, the talking animals are the best.'
- Daniel Bisland age 8 and Alexander Bisland age 10 - 'We recommend it to 7+ good, adventurous readers...We really like the illustrations and like what happened in the story.'
The Adventures of Alfie Onion by Vivian French
A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with pictures by a talented new illustrator and animator, Marta Kissi. Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure ...but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse, and a couple of meddling magpies.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 7
More books by Vivian French
Walker Books Ltd
5th May 2016
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