Knighthood for Beginners
HUZZAH! What do you do if you fail your dragon certificate? Become a knight, of course!
Join Dave the Dragon and Albrecht, his trusty (goaty) steed, on a fantastically funny quest to convince the court that being rather small, distinctly green, and, frankly, A DRAGON, is no barrier to knighthood. GASP as he jousts with Sir Gnasty! DUCK as he tries to pacify brawling peasants! And CHEER as he finally wins his Special Knight’s Hat!
Knighthood for Beginners is a hilarious new young fiction title from the most bonkers mind of Elys Dolan — creator of Steven Seagull, Weasels, and Nuts in Space — that is packed with side-splitting words and pictures and is perfect for encouraging children to get excited about reading!
To celebrate the publication of our brilliant new book of the month, we’re giving away five special Knighthood for Beginners prize bundles, which include a copy of the book, an armour coupon (redeemable at any good armourers), an activity sheet, a bookmark, and a poster. To be in with a chance of winning one of five prize bundles, visit Oxford Owl’s Facebook page, like our prize draw post, and comment telling us what your knight name would be and why.
Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 18th June.
About the book
This story is all about Dave , the most terrible (as in rubbish) dragon in the land, terrible at all things dragony, like hoarding gold and knitting (proper dragons love knitting).
He dreams of being a bold, brave knight—wearing armour, jousting, and protecting the kingdom from all evil-doers.
Dave’s majestic steed is Albrecht, an explorer, a trendsetter, a German-speaking goat, and really quite remarkable …
With the help of his favourite book, Knighthood for Beginners, and Albrecht’s love of adventure , can Dave’s knightly dreams come true?
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