This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last.
Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure.
Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross, this beautiful hardback book, complete with a foiled jacket, will make the perfect gift.
Stories included are:
Jason and the Golden Fleece
King Arthur's Beginnings
Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus
Sinbad the Sailor
George and the Dragon
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Theseus and the Minotaur
Tony Bradman is a well-loved children's writer whose work ranges from picture books and poems to young fiction. He is also a respected reviewer and anthologist, most recently compiling a collection of World War One stories for Orchard. But his real passion lies in bringing historical stories and legends to life for young readers, through books such as Viking Boy and Young Merlin. Tony Ross is a Kate Greenaway commended illustrator, acclaimed the world over for his distinctive style. Drawing on his background as a cartoonist, he has bought his characteristic humour and warmth to books from bestselling authors such as Roald Dahl and David Walliams. These include Fantastic Mr Fox and Awful Auntie, winner of the 2014 National Book Awards, and also the much-loved Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon.