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As readers of this smart and funny series will know, Borgon the barbarian is totally fearless, a useful person to have on your side in a tight situation. In this latest adventure he and his friends Hunjah, Grizzy and Mungoid come up against some unscrupulous robbers in a run-down temple dedicated to the Great Conk, the picnic god. Things are looking pretty bleak for our heroes but Borgon and Conk’s combined powers save the day. Witty and inventive this is a very satisfying story for young readers and Philip Reeve’s illustrations add to the fun. ~ Andrea Reece
Borgon the Axeboy, barbarian extraordinaire, is back for another adventure! When Borgon and his friends the savages Hunjah and Mungoid stumble across a ruined temple in the Lost Desert, they wonder, is there treasure inside? Annoyingly, they need Grizzy's help to get in and find out. But can they dodge a dangerous blue rattlesnake, fire wasps and stop the evil Zaffar from stealing the treasure...? This series is set to have you rolling in the desert with laughter.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, Borgon the Axeboy and the Dangerous Breakfast. You can click here to read their full reviews.
'Provides a perfect blend of smart daftness.’ The Bookbag
‘This comic book style is perfectly pitched at 7-9 year olds.’ The School Librarian
|Publication date:||2nd July 2015|
|Publisher:||Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Agatha Parrot says: 'So far I've written out most of the words in my spelling book. I've also filled about 12 numeracy books, 9 literacy books and once did a project about how the sun makes plants grow which Miss Barking gave me a gold star for. This book took me AGES though! Well I didn't exactly write it, I just talked and the old man typed it out, but it took almost the whole afternoon. It would have been quicker if he hadn't kept stopping to check if he'd got any emails, but he never had. (What a loser!)' Kjartan ...More About Kjartan Poskitt