The Dragons Camelot
A new series by Colin Thompson.
What do you get when you cross the legendary heroes of Camelot with the legendary humour of Colin Thomson? The Dragons.
The wait is over! Colin Thompson is back and funnier than ever. The Dragons is Colin's newest series poking fun at the world of Arthurian legends and those fire-breathing mythical creatures featured in SO many fantasy novels for kids.
As with Colin's other series, The Floods (which have sold over 150,000 copies in Australia), this book includes riotous original illustrations, wacky footnotes and a hilarious sense of humour akin to the classic comedy of Monty Python. Perfect for girls and boys aged 8 years and over and any fan of Colin's unique art stories.
'Camelot - the home of Kings and Queens and Noble Knights and Magic and lots of Nanas, Fremsely the Royal Whippet, a unique breed of Cockroach, some weird fishy things and aggressive Lavatories.'
In the days when dragons roamed the earth turning people into toast, a mighty King ruled the world. The King lived in the great castle of Camelot in the beautiful island of Avalon. Guided by the great wizard Merlin, this King became a legend and his name was Arthur. The trouble with legends is that every time their stories are told they become more and more fabulous, so useless twits are often turned into superheros.
This is the trust story of King Arthur, who was not a superhero. He was a nasty little spoilt brat who was totally up himself. Or was he
Colin Thompson since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, he has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award- the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness picture book which was named Honour Book in the 2009 Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year Award, and his latest picture book Free to a Good Home.
The Dragons Camelot
Random House Australia
Author: Colin Thompson