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Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan

Brilliant new young fiction from comedy genius, Elys Dolan, creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space. High in the mountains are the Dragon Caves, and inside the deepest, darkest dragon cave, lives the most terrible dragon. And his name is Dave.

Dave's terrible (as in rubbish) at all dragony things. So when he finds a book called Knighthood for Beginners he decides to learn how to be a knight instead. Dave sets out on a quest with his trusty steed, Albrecht the goat (all the best horses were taken), to be brave, chivalrous, and knightly in all ways.

He'll be up against Sir Gnasty, who scoffs at the idea of a very small, strangely green knight and has an absolutely massive sword. Hilarious fiction for young readers and fans of dragons, knights, and quests!


Meet the Author - Elys Dolan

Elys is an author and illustrator currently living and working in Cambridge. She works predominantly with ink, newfangled digital witchcraft, and coloured pencils, of which she is the proud owner of 178 but can never seem to find a sharpener. When not doing pictures and making things up, Elys enjoys growing cacti, collecting pocket watches, and eating excessive amounts of fondant fancies.

Her hilarious picture books Steven Seagull Action Hero and Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory have been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her first illustrated young fiction book Knighthood for Beginners is out in June 2017.

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