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Terry Jones - Author

About the Author

Terry Jones was Guest Editor in April 2011. You can see which books he chose by clicking here.

Terry Jones is perhaps best known as a scriptwriter and member of the Monty Python team. He is a highly successful historian, performer, director and writer for film, radio and television. His books for children have been enormously popular, including Bedtime Stories, The Knight and the Squire, The Lady and the Squire, Nicobobinus and The Saga of Erik the Viking.

Featured books by Terry Jones

The Tyrant and the Squire

The Tyrant and the Squire

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Deep in the Crusades, Tom has run away from home to discover what the noble life of a knight is really like. But now that his dreams have come true and he has been knighted, all is not as rosy as he'd hoped.

Other books by Terry Jones

The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking

Author: Terry Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2013

As Erik and the crew of The Golden Dragon set off in search of adventure, little do they know that their courage, skill, strength and stamina will all be tested to the extremes... Includes an exclusive foreword from Monty Python's Terry Jones and newly coloured illustrations from Michael Foreman. Scan here for the exclusive video: Age range: 8+

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Author: Terry Jones Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2007

Terry Jones, Joan Greenwood, Michael Horden, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Tim Rice read of a collection of original fairy tales for 8 - 11-year-olds, written by master storyteller Terry Jones, introducing such bizarre creatures as the fly-by-night, the rainbow cat, and the wonderful cake-horse. Terry blends fantasy, morality and humour with mystery and magic, sadness and silliness, that will be listened to and enjoyed again and again. These extraordinary stories lure you into a world where anything can happen and usually does.

The Knight and the Squire

The Knight and the Squire

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1999

The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/1988

This is the tale of a Viking warrior by the name of Erik. But Erik is no ordinary Viking. With his trusty band of men he sets sail in search of the land where the sun goes at night - but he finds much more! The Sea Dragon, Dogfighters and giants combine to make his voyage a great saga of thrilling adventures. Written by Terry Jones, most famous for his membership of the Monty Python team, this is a wonderful tale, expertly spun, which won the Children's Book Award.

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Author: Terry Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/1987

Three raindrops have an argument on their way out of a cloud ... A silly King goes for a walk with a dog tied to each leg ... An enterprising herring, bored of the North Sea, decides to swim right round the world ... Thirty short stories of magic and adventure penned by Monty Python team member, Terry Jones. Embracing the tradition of the fairy tale, but adding Jones's inimitable comic imagination and originality, each story makes a perfect bedtime read for children - and grown ups! `Could become a modern classic ... the book is a joy' Brian Patten, Spectator.

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