Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children by Conn Iggulden

Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children

Written by Conn Iggulden

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It's Peter Pan with attitude as Conn Iggulden, creator of the phenomenal bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, introduces an explosive and magical new fictional world of the Tollins – flying creatures that aren’t fairies! - all beautifully illustrated in full colour by Lizzy Duncan. Complete with thrilling stories of danger and derring-do, glorious drawings, maps and diagrams, this is more than a fantastic fiction debut for children, it's also the definitive guide to these remarkable little flying creatures. Just don't ever call them fairies!

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Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children by Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden on the difference between Tollins and Fairies:

"Tollins are not fairies. Though they both have wings, fairies are delicate creatures and much smaller. Tollins are also a lot less fragile than fairies. In fact, the word 'fragile' can't really be used about them at all. They are about as fragile as a housebrick!"


* The Dangerous Book for Boys has sold over 3 million copies around the world * Conn Iggulden was the first author to hit the top of the non-fiction and fiction bestseller lists simultaneously * This is a fairytale with bite - perfect for parents who despair of finding fun stories for their boys!

About the Author

Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden on Conn Iggulden:

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High school in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I can’t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers’ room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

I’ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O’Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date

24th August 2009




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