Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
'Focus on a planet revolving in space . . .Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere – Great Britain.Closer, closer . . . and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small villages and winding country roads.And if you could go back in time to the mid... show more
'Focus on a planet revolving in space . . .Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere – Great Britain.Closer, closer . . . and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small villages and winding country roads.And if you could go back in time to the mid nineteen-sixties, you might spot a young lad on a motorbike coming down one such lane, notebook and pen in his jacket pocket.This is me. A junior reporter for the Bucks Free Press, where I began writing stories for young readers that were published every week in the newspaper. The stories in this collection are a selection of those. There are wizards and mayors, carpet people and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats. And some of these stories even spawned my later novels.'The deluxe slipcase edition is fully illustrated and includes:- Special foreword by Terry Pratchett- Two bonus stories- Critical commentaries to accompany each story- Limited-edition colour print- Additional content
Publisher: Clarion Books 2015
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleFor a while now I have been meaning to get around to reading something by Terry Pratchett. I've heard great things about his writing, but just hadn't gotten around to it yet. Then I found a copy of this book in the Little Free Library.I loved it from p...
When a boring prince uses his boring power to make a dragon falls asleep. And a bus trace through time. You know you are not reading a conventional children stories. I like the conflict resolution in this book. Not a lot of violencebut lot of reasoning to why the the characters did. When a baby...
I'm quite fond of Pratchett's writing for younger readers, so even though these stories aren't as well crafted as his more mature writing, they definitely contain the same sort of sensibility and humor as the rest of his work.Library copy
This is a book of cute stories that Terry Pratchett wrote over the years and only curated a little bit before his death. They range from the initial tales of The Carpet People through stories of the people of Gritshire and Blackbury (who seem to have a great many travel adventures. There are dragons...
I've only started reading Pratchett seriously but I did love his Amazing Maurice, so I put a hold on this at the library before it came out. I'm not a huge fan of short stories but on the whole I rather enjoyed this. One of the running categories of stories I liked were the ones about the town of ...