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Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur

Mortimer and the Sword Excalibur (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Re-issue)

By Aiken, Joan
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin

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In the fifth title about Arabel and her beloved raven, an enormous hole is being dug in the park. Has Mortimer found King Arthur's Round Table and Sword Excalibur?

ISBN 9781847806925
Barcode 9781847806925
Published 1 August 2015 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Re-issue
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Series Arabel and Mortimer Series
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ISBN-13 9781847806925
ISBN-10 1847806929
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 1 August 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Re-issue
Edition Re-issue
Author(s) By Aiken, Joan
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Series Arabel and Mortimer Series
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 60g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 613099

Description of this Book

This is the fifth title about Arabel and her beloved but impossible raven, Mortimer. An enormous hole is being dug in the park and rumour has it that King Arthur's round table is buried there. None of this interests Mortimer however; his fancy has been taken by the giant grass-cutting machine, the LawnSabre. Mortimer finally gets to work the machine but with disastrous consequences for the round table and the sword Excalibur! Another funny and outrageous story about Arabel and Mortimer from Joan Aiken and Quentin Blake.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Fiction 5-7 Year Paperback' category - 'Funny and outrageous stories about Arabel and Mortimer from Joan Aiken and Quentin Blake' The Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

JOAN AIKEN, the daughter of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, was an immensely popular and prolific author who wrote over a hundred novels for adults and children. The creator of the stories about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer, originally written for the BBC's Jackanory series and which have been televised on the BBC, she also wrote wonderful, quirky novels, full of humour and the unexpected. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase won the 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a film. Joan Aiken was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1999. She died in 2004. QUENTIN BLAKE is one of the best-known illustrators of our time, and his books with a wide range of authors, including Joan Aiken, Russell Hoban, Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl, have been treasured by generations of children throughout the world. In 1999 he became the first Children's Laureate. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE, and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration. Quentin lives in London.

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