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Norman the Norman from Normandy

Written by Philip Ardagh

Illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones

Adventure Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Historical Fiction Humorous

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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

Norman the Norman from Normandy and his not-so-wild boar, Truffle, are off on a sword-swinging adventure! But little Norman has inherited his father's huge sword ... and that can only spell trouble. Join the jaunty duo as they travel all over Normandy slashing off heads, helping out a very tiny duchess and almost getting involved in the Norman Conquest of England. But first, a boiled egg for breakfast ... A laugh-out-loud historical farce now available in a bumper paperback edition, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 7+

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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: 9781781129265
Publication date: 15th March 2020
Author: Philip Ardagh
Illustrator: Tom Morgan-Jones
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 120 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction, Humorous

About Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh was our Guest Editor in May 2010. Click here to see the books that inspired him. Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of numerous books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, which have been translated into over 30 languages. He wrote BBC Radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and ...

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