Description Frogspell de C.J. Busby:
The first in a four-book series for younger readers set in the time of King Arthur. The adventures revisit Camelot, Merlin and Arthur but with a fresh touch, great characterisation and dialogue, and humour. The stories are well plotted, funny and perfectly pitched for the younger reader. Would-be wizard Max, his sister (who wants to be a knight), two humorous pet animal characters - Ferocious, a world-weary rat and Adolphus, an over-enthusiastic young dragon, encounter magic, double-dealing, Morgan le Fay's schemes to win the throne from Arthur, magical quests and more. Other titles coming in 2012: Cauldron Spells, Ice Spell and Sword Spell.
C. J. Busby was brought up on boats and in caravans in the southeast of England and north Wales. She read avidly as a child, and moved frequently from place to place. After studying Social Anthropology at Cambridge, she lived in a fishing village in South India while doing research for her PhD. Her first children's story, THE THING, was shortlisted for the Nickelodeon Jr National Write a Bedtime Story prize, and recorded for Fun Radio in March 2007. Her other book, FROGSPELL, was chosen by the prestigious Richard