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Norman the Norman from Normandy

Written by Philip Ardagh

Illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones

Part of the Norman the Norman Series

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Lots of funny fighting in Philip Ardagh’s inimitable style

Interest Age 5-8

When Norman the Norman from Normandy’s dad, Great Big Norman, is killed in a fight (with ten Bretons from Brittany), Norman swears to visit every one of this dad’s three graves (long story) to pay his respects. He sets off with this dad’s HUGE sword on his not-very-wild boar Truffle and, without meaning to, indeed often without even noticing, avenges his father’s death. If that sounds quite bloodthirsty, it sort of is, but more than that, in the hands of this gifted comedy partnership, it’s just very, very funny. Part of Barrington Stoke’s excellent Little Gems series, this packs more laughs and entertainment into its short extent than books three times the length.

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Andrea Reece

Other Info

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

Norman the Norman from Normandy Synopsis

Little Norman the Norman from Normandy loves fighting. All Normans do. When he inherits the broad sword that belonged to his father, Great Big Norman, after he is killed in battle, Little Norman is Little no more and so he sets off to avenge his father's death. Riotous comedy with extra sword-swinging.

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781781129265
Publication date: 15/03/2020
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781126974
Publication date: 15/05/2017
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781126974
Publication date: 15th May 2017
Author: Philip Ardagh
Illustrator: Tom Morgan-Jones
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction

About Philip Ardagh

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world. He  lives in a seaside town in Kent with his wife and two cats.   

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