Mimus by Lilli Thal


Written by Lilli Thal

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Marsh Award

Shortlisted for the Marsh Award 2006.

Mimus is a medieval epic adventure that will as Karen Cushman, celebrated author said, ‘chill your blood, tickle your funny bone and warm your heart’. You will be transported into a world that’s full of betrayal, humiliation, almost unbearable suspense, treachery and cruelty as well as unexpected kindness and you won’t look back until you’ve finished it. It’s a treat instore as well as a window on the world of medieval times.


Mimus by Lilli Thal

A gripping medieval adventure story, bristling with sparkling wit. It was shortlisted for the prestigious German Youth Literature Prize. Two mighty kingdoms have been engaged in endless, merciless war, but change appears imminent. King Philip is meeting his archenemy, King Theodo, to sign a peace treaty. But King Philip and his men are tricked and consigned to the squalid dungeons of King Theodo's castle. Soon, 12-year-old Prince Florin is lured to the castle, where the same horror awaits him. On a whim, King Theodo decides to make the crown prince his second fool, trained by Mimus, an enigmatic, occasionally spiteful, and unpredictable court jester. This is a brilliant novel that will take readers in its grip and hold them until the last page is turned.

About the Author

Lilli Thal, historian and novelist, established herself on the German children's book market with her prize-winning series of humorous crime stories about Inspector Pillermeier. She lives in Southern Germany with her husband, two children and a dog.

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Allen & Unwin

Publication date

1st October 2005




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