Melric and the Crown
Written by David McKee
Illustrated by David McKee
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Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 David McKee’s delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the crafty magician uses his magic to outwit the evil Sondrak and save the King from embarrassment at the all-important annual Ceremony of the Crown. Busy pages of the King’s loyal subjects going about their business and the endearing gnome goldsmiths being bossed about by Sondrak provide an engaging background to the drama. ~ Julia Eccleshare
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Melric and the Crown by David McKee
It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?
Praise for Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic
'A wonderfully involving tale…Children w ill love the story of Melric, resplendent in his red and gold starry
gown.' - Kate Kellaway, Observer
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by David McKee
Andersen Press Ltd
7th July 2016
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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