Knight in Training: A Horse Called Dora

Vivian French

Illustrated by David Melling
6-9 years
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02 July 2015
128 pages

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.

Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt, uncle and annoying cousin Prune while his parents are away.

But Sam's discovered an ancient scroll listing the six quests to be completed in order to become a knight, and he's already completed the first one! Now he's found his True Companion (Prune), next on the list is to track down a Snow White Steed. But when Aunt Egg orders Sam and Prune to journey to Weasel's Hill to deliver Horace the warthog back to his owner, it looks like the young knight-in-training looks will have to put his quest on hold. Or will he ...?

With plenty of humorous dialogue and lively pictures, this is great fun for young readers

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skilled storytelling

The Independent on Sunday

This is an excellent series addition to the KS1 classroom. t joins that august body of texts that support the hard-pressed teacher in launching fledgling readers ... Delightful illustrations from David Melling complement the Vivian French text

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