Dragons at Crumbling Castle



Dragons at Crumbling CastleA 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 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

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 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, i

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  • Audiobook
  • 4 pages
  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 11 April 2018
  • 9781101892022

10 thoughts on “Dragons at Crumbling Castle

  1. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon 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 quite 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...

  2. Natalia Yaneva says:

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  3. 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 merits.Dragons at Crumbling Castle The title story is a charming and punny, if not altogether unfamiliar feeling, tale of a quest to slay some dragons who turn out to be congenial than expected LOL, the Sports Page Hercules 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 moment.The 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 mote.Hunt the Snorry Basically, an extended joke with a pretty funny punchline, making fun of Great Hunts and glorious quests.Tales of the Carpet People ...

  4. 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 Rumbe...

  5. 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, Quentin Blake, are I assume a book of fourteen the best ones.It s a mixed collection topically but the general outlook is the same very Pratchett esque 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 stories.Dragon at Crumbling Castle is a lovely collection of stories some are funnier than others, some are written better than others, but they re all quintessentially Pratchett I also loved the fact that the stories were not edited in any way, and are in fact directly how they w...

  6. 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 voices.King 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...

  7. Mangrii says:

    3,75 5En esta ocasi n se trata de una in dita colecci n de catorce cuentos de tono m s infantil que re ne a una gran cantidad de personajes altamente disparatados como tortugas aventureras, h roes sensibles, gente min scula, cavern colas inventores o un papa Noel en busca de empleo, en una serie de aventuras alocadas que representan una excelente forma de introducir a j venes lectores en el universo de Terry Pratchett, aunque los adultos tambi n podemos saborear los inicios del amado hombre del sombrero Aunque todos son divertidos, amenos y bastante cortos, reconozco que los dos relatos de la Alfombra se me hicieron algo tediosos, demasiado alargados para mi gusto y comparando con el resto de la colecci n, aunque no por ello poco disfrutables Del resto me quedo absolutamente con Dok El cavern cola, La Gran Mota y el que da nombre al libro, Los dragones del castillo ruinoso son mi top 3 de la antolog a La selecci n de historias, de lo m s variadas y descacharrantes, denotamos a un Terry Pratchett primerizo y m s adolescente, con ciertos elementos fant sticos y una iron a reconocible, donde varias de ellas transcurren en el escenario ficticio de Gritshire, sin ser este realmente relevante ni un hilo conductor Se pueden ver claramente retazos de lo que el hombre del sombrero ser a ca...

  8. 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 respect.This 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 Blac...

  9. MrsJoseph says:

    4.5 Starshttp bookslifewine.com r 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 club.There are quite 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 soon.Dragons at Crumbling Castl...

  10. Crispitina30 says:

    Para cualquier fan de Terry Pratchett, vale la pena leerlo Se nota much simo que a n estaba desarrollando su estilo y que a n le quedaba mucho por aprender, y siempre es bonito ver el progreso de un autor.Mis cue...

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