Spike Carbuncle and the Truly Enormous Egg by Karen Wallace
  

Synopsis

Spike Carbuncle and the Truly Enormous Egg by Karen Wallace

Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a noble family with a difference. Spike Carbuncle is sick of being second in command to his weedy brother. So, when Spike's wife, Fangtrude, comes across a dragon's egg, together they formulate a plan to get rid of Whiff Erik, once and for all. There's just one hitch - dragon training isn't as easy as it sounds. What do you do when your dragon is terrible at breathing fire and prefers eating onions to live goats?

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Karen Wallace
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Publisher

A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

2nd January 2008

ISBN

9780713679922


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