Down with the Dirty Danes! by Gillian Cross
  

Down with the Dirty Danes!

Written by Gillian Cross
Illustrated by Tim Stevens

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Synopsis

Down with the Dirty Danes! by Gillian Cross

An hilarious story, told in letter form, about King Alfred - he who burnt the cakes, and his battles with the Vikings. Berwin, son of Egfrith, writes to Wulfric, son of Elred using his miraculous new talent of reading and writing. Berry's spellings leave a lot to be desired and in his hilarious letters he tells a tale of mixups and mayhem when King Alfred hides in his family's cottage but is mistaken for a Dirty Dane - their word for the Vikings. A completely new perspective on why and how those cakes got burned! Fast and very, very funny from the prize-winning author of The Demon Headmaster and other books.

About the Author

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 9

Author

Gillian Cross
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Author's Website

www.gillian-cross.co.uk/mai...

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Publication date

2nd February 2004

ISBN

9780007158423


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