ARTHUR the Fly-Slayer & the Forty Dragons (FREE SHIPPING to continental USA only)
Meet Arthur the Fly-Slayer; an unlikely hero! A young daydreamer with a silly nickname, given to him by his fellow villagers.
To avoid hard work at the forge, Arthur often escapes into the nearby forest for a leisurely nap. By his side rests a mighty sword, with a verse inscribed on its blade:
At rest I slay forty. Beware when I rise!
What does it mean? How does this verse get Arthur in trouble?
Arthur the Fly-Slayer & the Forty Dragons is the retelling of a Spartan fairy tale from Greece. It celebrates courage, confidence and human ingenuity. Like a-modern-day Odysseus, Arthur gets swept away into an adventure aided only by his quick wit! Even though he is subjected to verbal bullying, Arthur responds to mockery not by force, but with humor and unforeseen composure.
A fun, entertaining chapter book with many twists and turns, to be enjoyed by young and older readers alike. Ten short chapters, with over 55 colored illustrations for reluctant readers, and a glossary at the very end.
For ages 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Inspired by a Laconian/Spartan fairy tale.
Available November 23rd, 2018.
Softcover edition (perfect bound)
Printed in Canada with FSC-Mix paper from responsible sources.
68 pages long