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Dragons at Crumbling Castle [PDF / Epub] ✅ Dragons at Crumbling Castle By Terry Pratchett – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories by master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett featuring dragons dinosaurs cavemen and car races      Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle and al A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories by master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett featuring dragons dinosaurs cavemen and car races      Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies It's a disaster     Luckily there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's Dragons at eBook à willing to fill it Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire breathers      But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store     Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett full of time travel and tortoises monsters and mayhem.

  • Audiobook
  • 4 pages
  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 09 December 2016
  • 9781101892022

About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John Pratchett Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People appeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer Dragons at eBook à writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels i.

10 thoughts on “Dragons at Crumbling Castle

  1. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I’ve somewhat neglected Terry Pratchett over the last few years I read a few of his books in the Discworld series when I was very young and I didn’t really like them So I’m yet to pick up another book from there despite owning several any time soon Instead I’ve been very selective about the material I read of his I read Nation and was really rather impressed with its balance of humour and postcolonial themes This year I read The Long Earth and I was swept away with the sheer scope of its ideas again made great by the undercurrent of ridiculous humour So there’s no denying the talent of the writer Perhaps I was too young to appreciate his humour in the Discworld series or perhaps I just didn’t understand it at the time In A View From the Cheap Seats Selected Non fiction Neil Gaiman explained why Terry Pratchett was so important to him as a writer and as a friend I was uite touched by his words and felt that I ought to give Sir Terry’s Discworld another go some time in the future But I’m being very careful with what I choose to read I don’t want to be put off again if I chose the wrong book Next year Good Omens will be going on my 2018 reading list It seems like the best place to start a collaboration with one of my favourite authors is bound to produce great results It might give me a reason to pick up a Discworld novel Here though we see some of Terry’s very early work It’s almost like Pratchett is experimenting playing with words and themes to see if his writing has the desired effect It is clearly the work of an inexperienced writer and it shows many ideas that he would one day use to make his writing so remarkable and uniue so distinctively his own They were all enjoyable full of charm and wit without being insufferable in their humour The balance is perfect Sometimes I feel like Pratchett tries too hard inserting a joke or pun wherever possible but here it was just right So overall a very strong collection

  2. Tim Tim says:

    I'm a big fan of the late Sir Terry Pratchett I even much enjoy his children stories Sir Pratchett is a great place to turn when I need a break from serious readings 9 of 10 stars

  3. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    When Terry Pratchett was a young man he worked at a newspaper These short and humorous stories were published in that paper the 'Bucks Free Press' as part of their 'Children's Circle' page They're a wonderful glimpse into the early development of a writer but they're also wholly enjoyable on their own meritsDragons at Crumbling Castle The title story is a charming and punny if not altogether unfamiliar feeling tale of a uest to slay some dragons who turn out to be congenial than expected LOL the Sports PageHercules the Tortoise If you ever happen to have a child whose pet turtle goes missing after being let out to crawl around the yard this is the perfect story for that momentThe Great Speck A simple yet very true analogy about cooperation vs nationalism and one upmanship And a story about the two nations resident on a floating dust mote going to visit a passing neighboring dust moteHunt the Snorry Basically an extended joke with a pretty funny punchline making fun of Great Hunts and glorious uestsTales of the Carpet People Pratchett fans who've read his recently re published first novel The Carpet People will be familiar with the characters here I actually think the conceit works better in a shorter formatDok the Caveman The Dawn of Civilization according to PratchettThe Big Race Have you ever wondered why we use gasoline guzzling cars rather than steam powered ones? Here's Pratchett's theoryAnother Tale of the Carpet People Here the Carpet People set out on a voyage of exploration with certain parallels to the storybook conception of Columbus' famous voyage and 'discover' the RugThe Egg Dancing Championship A small town folktale of rivalries surrounding two neighboring villages' rather silly traditonal contestEdwo the Boring Knight Edwo may be boring in fact he bores a dragon stiff literally but this story of a youngest son off to seek his fortune is notThe 59A Bus Goes Back in Time A typical London bus takes a most unusual routeThe Abominable Snowman A funny spoof of the traditional style of British Scientific Expedition to Foreign Parts and the British tradition of package holidays The Blackbury Monster The mayor of a sleepy small town comes up with an innovative way to attract tourism pretend there's a monster in the lake However the fallout from his scheme isn't uite what he expectedFather Christmas Gets A Job In today's job market even our much beloved Santa Claus might find he's not very 'employable'Many thanks to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the opportunity to read this collection As always my opinions are my own

  4. Martin Martin says:

    Take delight in these stories from a very young Terry Pratchett before he became Sir Terry “Dragons at Crumbling Castle”“Hercules the Tortoise” “The Great Speck” “Hunt the Snorry” “Tales of the Carpet People” “Dok the Caveman” “The Big Race” “Another Tale of the Carpet People” “The Great Egg Dancing Championship” “Edwo the Boring Knight” “The 59A Bus Goes Back in Time” “The Abominable Snowman” “The Blackbury Monster” “Father Christmas Goes to Work”At seventeen Terry Pratchett went to work for his local paper where in addition to reportage he also wrote stories for the paper’s “Children’s Corner” It is from these pages that Dragons at Crumbling Castle was created Ye Olden Day NewsIn the days of King Arthur there were no newspapers only town criers who went around shouting the news at the tops of their voicesKing Arthur was sitting up in bed one Sunday eating an egg when the Sunday town crier trooped in Actually there were several of them including a man to draw the pictures a jester for the jokes and a small man in tights and soccer cleats who was called the Sports Page A tiny dragon“It’s the green variety They grow to be thirty feet tall” said Fortnight “and then they take to roaring and rampaging and walking on the grass and other lawlessness and wicked deeds”“What sort of deeds?” asked Ralph interestedly“Oh—well I don’t know Leaving faucets running and slamming doors I suppose” Dok the inventorPoor old Dok Nothing ever uite went right ever since he had invented language when he accidentally dropped a very heavy stone on his foot And then there was the time when he’d stuck a seed into a hole in the ground patted the earth around it and invented farming A wild horse had come along and eaten the first plantHe sat in his damp cold cave and shivered Idly he picked up two dry sticks that had come from the tree and for want of anything better to do began to rub them together    Child friendly stories for all ages especially Terry Pratchett fansEnjoy

  5. Sarah Tipper Sarah Tipper says:

    I should start this review by saying I’ve been a big Pratchett fan for over half my lifetime He could publish a book of his shopping lists or of all the occasions when he’s got up in the middle of the night to go to the loo or of the noises he’s heard people making while getting up out of chairs and I’d buy it in hardback on the day it came out and be excited about it So this is a children’s book and I am forty luckily I’m a very young forty I’ve lived a very virtuous lifestyle Was it still readable and enjoyable? Flip yeah It’s a cosy book with nice illustrations and a great use of fonts and font sizing to make certain words leap out at you The stories while short and simple are peppered with Pratchetty ways of seeing the world the Sports Page is a nice example I shan’t spoil this by explaining it Also because the stories were written decades ago it has little references that are of the time and which adults will enjoy such as the Rumbelo tribe remember the electrical goods retailer? You’d have bought a Hi Fi there or a crimper in the days before ipods and docksIt’s a children’s book in the spirit of Roald Dahl you won’t find the language or the plots dull

  6. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    What an absolutely daft lot of stories but hey what fun Who cares that they were all daft they were a pleasure to read and a great amount of comedy went into themEven at his younger age as he was when he wrote these for kids Terry Pratchettthen had a terrific sense of humour and story tellingRead and enjoy these sillybut delightful little yarns If you have children or grandchildren of a young age like I haveyou will have a great amount of enjoyment reading these to themMuch better entertainment than the same boring rubbish on the telly And better than the gaming consoles

  7. Julie Julie says:

    It was so much fun to discover some new to me stories by one of my favorite authors Learning that Terry Pratchett taught himself to write by reading as many books as he could carry home from the Library endears him even to me Julian Rhind Tutt's expressive voice is a delight as always

  8. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    A collection of short stories that Sir Terry Pratchett wrote for a child friendly audience whilst he was a young journalist on a local newspaper Collected here along with some wonderful illustrations by the Dahl drawer uentin Blake are I assume a book of fourteen the best onesIt's a mixed collection topically but the general outlook is the same very Pratchett esue fantasy stories that use real world events or situations and plonk them straight in the middle of a fantasy world There is a commentary after each story about it which explores the links between it and Terry's later writings particularly Discworld storiesDragon at Crumbling Castle is a lovely collection of stories some are funnier than others some are written better than others but they're all uintessentially Pratchett I also loved the fact that the stories were not edited in any way and are in fact directly how they were originally published apart from the fact that they were serialised in the newspaper; they have been put together fully for the purposes of this bookSorry but how can I resist beautifully bound books about Dragons? I can't It's even in a bathtubBlog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy

  9. Chris Chris says:

    This was a fun little collection of early Pratchett stories for kids all ages They were told as if they were children's tales but there is always an undercurrent of humor that's a treat to adults Kinda like his later work in that respectThis book was chosen as a March 2015 book selection in a Good Reads group that I'm in Flights of Fantasy Little did we know when we nominated it and voted it in that it would appear on our group shelf in the very month that Sir Pratchett passed away That's a sad coincidence but at the same time I'm glad we had the book on hand to read Those of us that have read Sir Terry and those that haven't but have felt his influence can take this moment to celebrate his life and his body of work I've also been working on some of the early Discworld novels and this was a nice sidetrack in that pursuit So delve in here and meet the Carpet People and the citizens of Blackbury We also meet some dragons and we learn how Father Christmas sucks at other jobs It's lots of fun without being too heavy even rhinos can fly it seemsShortly after Sir Terry passed I saw this tweet that I loved and I feel that it fits this book Pratchett wrote incredibly smart insightful and true things about what it means to be human And then he added jokes and dragons Chris Farnsworth chrisfarnsworth

  10. MrsJoseph *grouchy* MrsJoseph *grouchy* says:

    45 Starshttpbookslifewinecomr dragons atDragons at Crumbling Castle is an adorable selection of short stories and illustrations This title is a book club pick it's a bit younger than I normally care to read and I'm pretty happy I was introduced to this novel via my book clubThere are uite a few short stories in Dragons at Crumbling Castle and each of the stories are full of adorable illustrations and wonderfully fun font choices My favorite stories in the book are Tales of the Carpet PeopleAnother Tale of the Carpet PeopleDragons at Crumbling CastleThe Great SpeckThe introduction to Dragons at Crumbling Castle says that some of these stories were later worked into full length novels That made me happy as my top favorite stories were the Tales of the Carpet People and The Carpet People is one of the full length novels I do plan to pick that story up soonDragons at Crumbling Castle is an MG middle grade book and I've already recommended it to a few co workers I also highly recommend it as a great book to read to younger children Dragons at Crumbling Castle is full of imagination and whimsy simply adorable

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