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Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest

Written by Rachel Delahaye

Illustrated by George Ermos

Part of the Mort the Meek Series

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Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest Review

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Kraken adventures that are a loopy as a kipper’s slipper

Young Mort is a pacifist, unfortunate enough to be living on the spiky island of Brutalia, which in turn is ruled by a real stinker of a queen. Nonetheless, when his monarch issues a challenge to her subjects to sail out into the Salty Sea and return with a trophy, Mort is quick to put himself forward. Mort you see, believes his dad and twin siblings Gosh and Gee are out there on the sea somewhere waiting to be found. Things don’t go to plan (this won’t come as a surprise to readers) and instead of his friend Weed, Mort’s sailing partner is Punky Mason, ‘a rock-crusher’s daughter and a pacifist’s nightmare.’ Can things get worse? They haven’t even run into the monster octopus yet … One things for sure, it’s all terrific fun for readers, packed with invention, surprises, wordplay and some wonderful characters.

Andrea Reece

Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest Synopsis

Around the unfriendly, rocky island of Brutalia, the waves are awash with brave sea-farers, on a treasure hunt for their demanding queen. Among them is Mort, but rather than hunt for treasure, he's more interested in looking for his family who are lost at sea. Unfortunately, his shipmate Punky has her eyes firmly on the prize. But when the pair find the tentacle of a mythical sea creature, their adventure takes a dramatic turn. Is this the prize-winning treasure Punky and the queen seek? Or could it be a monstrous twist in Mort's rescue mission?

The second book in a wickedly funny series about an aspiring pacifist in a brutal kingdom, perfect for fans of the How to Train Your Dragon series, Frostheart and The Nothing to See Here Hotel.

Mort the Meek and the Monstrous Quest Press Reviews

Engagingly light-hearted, Pratchettesque comic fantasy - The Guardian 

Praise for Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge:

Crammed with wisecracking corvids and outrageous wordplay, it's engagingly light-hearted, Pratchettesque comic fantasy - The Guardian Delahaye's writing is clever and hilarious and bursting with creativity - Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How to Change the World

A rip-roaringly funny read from the queen of comedy - Linda C, Educator

This is a hilariously dark adventure for anyone who wants to stand up for what's right - Tsam P, Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781788953153
Publication date: 06/01/2022
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788953153
Publication date: 6th January 2022
Author: Rachel Delahaye
Illustrator: George Ermos
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories
Collections: 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Rachel Delahaye

After studying linguistics, Rachel began a career in print journalism. She has worked in London, Sydney and Melbourne, and now lives in Bath. While she has vowed never to move again (well, not for a little while), her imagination has refused to settle down, and she’s now writing children’s fiction, including the hilarious Jim Reaper series. Rachel is married with two children and a dog called Rocket.

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