The locals all fall off their tavern stools with surprise when a
strange figure arrives to the village. He says he is a knight, and he
does have a magnificent horse and a gleaming silver sword. But he is
wearing... a dress! Sir Ulrich has not dedicated his life to fighting
for one woman - he is fighting for Venus, the goddess of love, and he
will fight any knight in the land for her honour. Unfortunately,
fighting in a silk dress is not so easy.
An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.
Bubbling with wit, language play and robust dialogue....just the right mix of ingredients to trigger young readers' interest in all things historical. * Books for Keeps (November 2009) *