Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales by Terry Pratchett, Mark Beech (Illustrated by)

How about some short tales about dragons?

Clarion Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book (thank you).  It will be published February 3rd, so keep an eye out for it.
 
I couldn't resist reading this anthology since it's about dragons.  It was even more fun because it's the author's early writing.  Mr. Pratchett wrote these stories when he was a young journalist for a local paper.  They're for young adults, but I enjoyed reading them, too.  His humor and tongue-in-cheek style make this a fun read.

There are fumbling wizards, turtles, dragons and more in these pages.  Some of the stories have the feeling that he quickly created a way to end the story so he didn't exceed his word count.  Or maybe that was because he was just so young at the time.  None of the stories are bad and some are more amusing than others.

This would be a good read aloud story book.  He has enough odd characters you could read it in different voices and make the story even more fun.

I was happy to see a book by Mr. Pratchett and I sure enjoyed visiting this part of his past.  Give it a try, I bet you'll like it, too.

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