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Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Written by Laura Ellen Anderson

Part of the The Amelia Fang Series Series

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

Amelia Fang - a little vampire with a big heart! And this is the first in the series of the book where we meet her.

Amelia lives with her parents Count Drake and Countess Frivoleeta, and her pet pumpkin Squashy, in Nocturnia - a city in the Kingdom of the Dark, where glitter is terrifying and unicorns and sparkly fairies are the stuff of day-mares. 

Amelia and her best friends Florence the yeti (NOT a beast!) and Grimaldi the reaper may want to spend their time watching Deathflix at Fang Mansion, munching on Unlucky Arms cereal or toe-jam on toast, but they can’t help falling into the most gripping and ghoulish adventures. Whether it is saving Squashy from spoiled Prince Tangine, travelling to the petrifying Kingdom of Light to rescue Queen Fairyweather or finding the ancient yeti treasure in Yeti Mountain, the friends’ adventures are always howlingly hilarious and fang-tastically exciting.

Books in The Amelia Fang Series:

1. Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

2. Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords

3. Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief

4. Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

5. Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

6. Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns

7. Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads


Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Synopsis

Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness reigns supreme, glitter is terrifying, and unicorns are the stuff of nightmares! Amelia Fang would much rather hang out with her pet pumpkin Squashy and her friends Florence the yeti (DON'T CALL HER BEAST!) and Grimaldi the reaper than dance at her parents' annual Barbaric Ball. And when the King's spoiled son Tangine captures Squashy, Amelia and her friends must escape the party to plan a daring rescue! In their race against time, they begin to realise things in Nocturnia may not be quite what they seem . . . Join Amelia on her very first adventure. She won't bite! 

Look out for Amelia's next adventure, AMELIA FANG AND THE UNICORN LORDS, coming soon! When she's not trying to take over the world or fighting sock-stealing monsters, Laura Ellen Anderson is a professional children's book author & illustrator, with an increasing addiction to coffee. She spends every waking hour creating and drawing, and would quite like to live on the moon when humans finally make it possible. Laura is the creator of EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN and illustrator of WITCH WARS, as well as many other children's books. AMELIA FANG is her first series as author-illustrator.

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ISBN: 9781405286725
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405286725
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Laura Ellen Anderson
Publisher: Egmont UK an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks
Collections: 70 Series of Books for Kids with a Voracious Appetite,

About Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of many children's books, including Snowflakes, written by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell. She is also the creative tour de force behind the Evil Emperor Penguin comic series, and the Amelia Fang series, as well as the illustrator of Bloomsbury’s very own Witch Wars fiction series, which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. Laura has also worked for Scholastic, Penguin Random House and Orchard Books. I Don’t Want Curly Hair(Bloomsbury) was her first authored picture book. Laura lives and works in London.  Follow her on Instagram.

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