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The Adventures of Alfie Onion

Written by Vivian French

Illustrated by Marta Kissi

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Adventures of Alfie Onion

If you love fairytales – and who couldn’t? – you’ll love this brand new adventure written by one of our most inventive and entertaining children’s authors.  Magnifico Onion might be the seventh son of a seventh son but he’s been spoiled rotten all his life and is no hero, despite what his mum thinks.  His little brother Alife however has all the qualities that make the youngest son a fairytale favourite. Together they head off in search of adventure and fortune. To find out which one gets to marry the princess and which one settles down with an ogress, you’ll have to read the book – and a real treat it is. A sparkling story that will leave everyone happy! ~ Andrea Reece

Readers who like this will also enjoy Kaye Umansky’s Pongwiffy series.


The Adventures of Alfie Onion Synopsis

A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with pictures by a talented new illustrator and animator, Marta Kissi. Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure ...but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse, and a couple of meddling magpies.

The Adventures of Alfie Onion Reader Reviews

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 this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Anya Fuller, age 8 - 'This book is good to read if you like magical stories and I like magical stories so I loved it.'
  • Erica Motoc, age 10 - 'It is a brilliant and amazing book!'
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 8 - 'Crazy, funny book, the talking animals are the best.'
  • Daniel Bisland age 8 and Alexander Bisland age 10 - 'We recommend it to 7+ good, adventurous readers...We really like the illustrations and like what happened in the story.'

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ISBN: 9781406363104
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406363104
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: Vivian French
Illustrator: Marta Kissi
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children
Other Categories: Books for Boys

About Vivian French

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of  her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture  book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World. Vivian teaches on the  illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the  mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She  lives in Edinburgh. Read further information about Vivian French here.  

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