Dragons at Crumbling Castle

Dragons at Crumbling Castle

And Other Tales

eBook - 2015
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An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells, written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780544466616
0544466616
0544466594
9780544466593
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 336 pages) : illustrations.

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CATLIN Apr 18, 2016

Magical fun in every short story Prachett was brilliant!

QueenBoadicea Jul 30, 2015

Whimsical, tongue in cheek and cheeky, Mr. Pratchett’s early works display the nuggets of talent that he would display as an adult. These anthology of stories slyly poke holes in established fairy tale tropes. Whether it’s potentially meddlesome dragons who are really trying to mind their own business or getting a local monster to boost business, young Mr. Pratchett invites us to look beyond the usual stereotypes and peer at life sideways from another view. These books aren’t nearly as witty as his later works would be but they are signs of the irreverent and truly gifted fantasy writer he would become.

FindingJane Jul 30, 2015

Whimsical, tongue in cheek and cheeky, Mr. Pratchett’s early works display the nuggets of talent that he would display as an adult. These anthology of stories slyly poke holes in established fairy tale tropes. Whether it’s potentially meddlesome dragons who are really trying to mind their own business or getting a local monster to boost business, young Mr. Pratchett invites us to look beyond the usual stereotypes and peer at life sideways from another view. These books aren’t nearly as witty as his later works would be but they are signs of the irreverent and truly gifted fantasy writer he would become.

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May 08, 2015

A study upon how far a writer can evolve, this book helps me understand why to never discourage young writers. Plot holes galore, simplistic characters, but with hindsight glimmers of the much adored quirky style Terry Pratchett would become so popular for. Though i had to force myself to finish reading all the stories, I'm glad i did, and have more respect for Mr. Pratchett being willing to share his adolescent efforts.

ktkat1949 Apr 10, 2015

I was excited at the idea of a new TP book. I had read his other young adult books and thought this was the same. In fact this is a collection of short stories written when he was a teenagers ie in the early 60s.
Definitely for the very young
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