From the brave warrior, Beowulf, to the resourceful castaway, Robinson Crusoe, to the skilled rider who became Alexander the Great, the young heroes take on great challenges and terrible villains, from ruthless Viking chiefs, to hideous monsters and terrifying giants. Retold in a lively and humorous style by Tony Bradman and accompanied by Tony Ross's distinctive illustrations, these stories are full of action and adventure to capture every child's imagination from the very first page.
Tony Bradman is an experienced editor, writer and anthologist in the world of children's books. He has written numerous plays, stories and poems for young children. His book 'Here come the Heebie-Jeebies and Other Scary Poems' was short-listed for The English 4-11 Awards for the Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2000.
A great collection and a worthy addition to the Orchard series
Tony Bradman's descriptive tales will hold children's attention and stir their imagination, and his colloquial dialogue style helps bring the stories to life for a modern audience
Lively, humorous and up-to-date
The Children's Bookseller
Bradman has a strong handle on what will keep children entertained and glued to the page