Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks
Written by Terry Deary
Part of the Knights' Tales Series
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A brilliantly exciting series from the pen of the master of books that are funny as well as based on historical events. Terry Deary has no equal in his ability to make history fun, whether it’s through his Horrible History Series or through this Knights’ Tales series. Sticks and Straw is an unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight and his faithful servant. It’s full of dark humour and dry wit and is perfect for encouraging reading with those children who are just beginning to explore reading alone. It’s also a great book to read aloud to your children.
Other titles in the Knights’ Tale series include, The Knight of Silk and Steel, The Knight of Spurs and Spirits and The Knight of Sticks and Straw.
Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Swords and Spooks by Terry Deary
Young George is suspicious when his unloving father announces that he will be a squire to King Richard III. It is not long before he finds out that he is really a hostage to guarantee his father's loyalty to the king. After one failed escape attempt, George believes his tragic fate to be sealed. He isn't counting on the heroics of his faithful servant, Robin, who shows he will do anything to protect his young master. The king's allies are not so loyal and the future of England is about to change forever. An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.
'...exciting and amusing tale based on real people. Large print and lots of pictures encourage new readers onto novely size books.'
- Somerset (February/March 2010) 'Based on historic fact, this exciting, funny story, with big print and pen-and-wash illustrations, is the perfect bedtime read for seven-plus.
'Ben [aged 6] was intrigued by the title of this book and couldn't wait to read it. Once he started he was so engrossed he read it in one go.'
'Terry Deary continues to make history come alive...a very effective vehicle for transporting readers back to the past and, in keeping with Deary's other stunning work, it will grab readers at an age when they might otherwise switch of from History.'
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A & C Black Publishers Ltd
1st December 2009
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