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John Matthews - Author

About the Author

John Matthews is a master storyteller and draws from his wide experience of folk tales to find stories that will be new to many young readers. He is the author of numerous highly- acclaimed books on Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology, and has co-written a number of books with his wife Caitlίn. This is John’s third book for Barefoot, joining The Wizard King & Other Spellbinding Tales (1998) and The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (1999). John currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son. His next book, Arthur of Albion, is scheduled for publication in 2007.

 

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Other books by John Matthews

Arthur of Albion

Arthur of Albion

Author: John Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2019

The Sword of Ice and Fire

The Sword of Ice and Fire

Author: John Matthews Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

This is an exciting re-imagining of the early years of the boy who would become King Arthur. John Matthews has imagined a quartet of books under the title Red Dragon Rising, of which this is the first volume. We meet Arthur, Merlin, the Questing Beast, the Green Knight and the mysterious Nine women who rule the castle of Avalon, with its ever-shifting rooms and prophetic bronze mirror. There are horrific enemies such as Amangons and the hideous Fir Bolg. And stalwart companions in the shape of the four Eldest: the shape-shifting Salmon, Stag, Eagle and Blackbird. And there is Mabon, the shining golden boy-god, whom Arthur and his companions must rescue from an underground dungeon which quenches his powers. He must also achieve the four Hallows of Albion, of which gaining the Sword of Ice and Fire is the first quest.

Jack and the Wizard Magical Stories from Around the World

Jack and the Wizard Magical Stories from Around the World

Author: John Matthews Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2016

Pirate Attack! (A 3D Virtual Pop-up Book) A 3D Virtual Pop-Up Book

Pirate Attack! (A 3D Virtual Pop-up Book) A 3D Virtual Pop-Up Book

Author: John Matthews Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2011

Pirate Attack brilliantly captures the swashbuckling world of the greatest buccaneers. Containing detailed biographies of legendary pirates plus features on their weapons, codes of conduct, and punishments, the result is a compelling portrait of life at sea in a bygone age. Plus there are four spreads in the book that trigger an Augmented Reality experience. Watch two dastardly pirates leap from the pages of the book, raise their cutlasses and engage in a breathtaking duel! It's simple to use. When you reach an Augmented Reality page, just select the relevant trigger card from the wallet at the front of the book, hold it up to your computer's webcam and get set for an interactive pirate experience! Press keys on your keyboard to make the pirates battle, climb the rigging and walk the plank!

The StoryWorld Cards Animal Tales

The StoryWorld Cards Animal Tales

Author: John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews Format: Cards Release Date: 01/11/2009

Trick of the Tale

Trick of the Tale

Author: John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2008

Trick of the Tale

Trick of the Tale

Author: John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2008

How did Raven steal the sun and why is Leopard terrified of Hare? Animal tricksters from around the world leap off the page in this collection of tales.

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