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Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur

Written by Joan Aiken

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Part of the Arabel and Mortimer Series Series

Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur Synopsis

This is the fifth title about Arabel and her beloved but impossible raven, Mortimer. An enormous hole is being dug in the park and rumour has it that King Arthur's round table is buried there. None of this interests Mortimer however; his fancy has been taken by the giant grass-cutting machine, the LawnSabre. Mortimer finally gets to work the machine but with disastrous consequences for the round table and the sword Excalibur! Another funny and outrageous story about Arabel and Mortimer from Joan Aiken and Quentin Blake.

Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur Press Reviews

Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Fiction 5-7 Year Paperback' category - 'Funny and outrageous stories about Arabel and Mortimer from Joan Aiken and Quentin Blake'

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847806925
Publication date: 1st August 2015
Author: Joan Aiken
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 80 pages

About Joan Aiken

JOAN AIKEN, the daughter of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, was an immensely popular and prolific author who wrote over a hundred novels for adults and children. The creator of the stories about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer, originally written for the BBC's Jackanory series and which have been televised on the BBC, she also wrote wonderful, quirky novels, full of humour and the unexpected. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase won the 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a film. Joan Aiken was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1999. She died ...

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