What do you get when you cross the legendary heroes of Camelot with the legendary humour of Colin Thompson? THE DRAGONS!
In the days when dragons roamed the earth turning people into toast, a mighty King ruled the world. This King lived in the great castle of Camelot in the beautiful island of Avalon.
Guided by the great wizard Merlin, this King became a legend and his name was Arthur. The trouble with legends is that every time their stories are told they become more and more fabulous, so useless twits are often turned into superheroes.
This is the true story of King Arthur, who was not a superhero. He was a nasty little spoilt brat who was totally up himself. Or was he...?
About The Author
Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How To Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for The Short And Incredibly Happy Life Of Riley. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How To Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book Of Happy Sadness picture book, which has been shortlisted for the 2009 Children’s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and Free To A Good Home.
You've heard of King Arthur...heroic, brave, a great leader, a GREAT king right? Wrong. King Arthur was actually a spoilt, vain, idiot of a king who didn't have a clue how to run a country. There were many in Avalon who were unhappy about his appointment, but few were as annoyed as the dragons who thought if not for their lack of thumbs, they could have been running the country in no time. Instead they spend their days blowing bubbles up the castle toilets at the young king. They are so enthusiastic in their bubble blowing that they manage to block up the drains of the whole castle. Arthur sends messengers out to four corners of his Kingdom looking for someone courageous enough to brave the dragons and unblock the sewers. If only he knew there was a fire proof boy living in his kitchens who could sort the problem out in no time.
From Colin Thompson, the author of the hilariously off-beat Floods series comes a new twist on the King Arthur legend where King Arthur isn't...well...a legend.
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 10th October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.22