Manfred the Baddie

John Fardell

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Quercus Children's Books


Kidnapping inventors, stealing from art museums, conducting acts of piracy on the high seas. Will Manfred ever learn his lesson? He is even nasty to his own henchmen!
John Fardell's inventive story and richly detailed artwork combine to make an exciting, hilarious book that children will want to read time and time again.

In the media
'A gloriously colourful adventure' Scotland on Sunday.

Scotland on Sunday

'Laugh aloud funny…will repay reading time and time again' Bookbag.


'The pace never slows…told with an abundance of realistic detail…This is a wonderful piece of escapism' Daily Telegraph.

Daily Telegraph

'A lightning-paced, skilfully streamlined caper…Demonstrating a sure hand at fantasy, adventure and suspense' Publishers Weekly.

Publisher's Weekly