The Eagle Tree by Dan Kissane


The Eagle Tree by Dan Kissane

Prince Pugnax of Porzana is not a happy man, in fact, as a result of a disagreement with the wizard Lucifer John McCracken, he's now a giant cockroach! The Prince was horrible as a human so the people of Porzana are glad to be rid of him. Then Pugnax is declared officially dead and his nephew Bembex, Baron of Bellonia, is to inherit Porzana. This greedy villain plans to cut down all of Porzona's forests for paper. There's only one thing to be done - Bring Back Pugnax! And for this, all hope depends on the heroine Freddie Fennifeather, the strange Black Donald and the wizard McCracken: can they make him return?

About the Author

Dan Kissane lives on a farm in Kerry where he keeps sheep and bees. His book Pugnax and the Princess was published in October 2001. This was originally published in 1995 as The King of Wisdom's Daughter, followed by a sequel, The Eagle Tree (1996) which was shortlisted for the BISTO Book of the Year Award 1997. Jimmy's Leprechaun Trap (1997) was also shortlisted for the BISTO Book of the Year Award 1998.

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128 pages
Interest Age: 8-12+


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Publication date

12th October 1996



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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


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