Knight in Training: Dragons Can't Swim

Vivian French

Illustrated by David Melling
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02 April 2015
9781444922271
128 pages
Synopsis

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 and uncle while his parents are away. Not only does he have to put up with his annoying cousin Prune, there are also the weird creatures his aunt looks after in her Luxury Accommodation for Dragons, Griffins and other Regal Beasts to contend with!

But when Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well, Sam and Prune have to work together to come to the rescue. Inside the well they make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on the six quests to be completed in order to become the perfect knight! Sam's ambition seems close at hand - if only Prune would stop getting in the way...

It's a great start to a new series that will be enjoyed by girls and boys who are ready to move on from picture books; the lively drawings will encourage them to read and they will thoroughly enjoy this fun story

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A very likeable hero

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Wonderful characters come to life through the words of Vivian French and the illustrations of David Melling

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