Digory and the Lost King

By Angela McAllister; Ian Beck (Illustrator)
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599900889, 128pp.)

Publication Date: May 29, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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King Widget has vanished, and once again Digory must give up his simple life of writing poetry and playing his lute to set off on a quest to find the beloved King. As usual, Digory's journey is not without hazard, and Digory must find his courage in order to save the day. With some mud-slinging, a short stay in a dungeon, and--of course--dragons, Digory and the Lost King is a delightful companion to Digory the Dragon Slayer.

About the Author

Angela McAllister is the author of Digory the Dragon Slayer, Take a Kiss to School, and dozens of other books for young readers. Angela has two children and lives with her family in Hampshire, England. Ian Beck has illustrated Digory the Dragon Slayer and Winston the Book Wolf by Marni McGee. He lives with his family in London, England

Praise For Digory and the Lost King

From Kirkus ReviewsCutting an engaging, though not particularly knightly, figure in Beck's frequent pen drawings, Digory proves by the end that having a head on one's shoulders--plus a magic sword--is all a hero really needs. Fine fare for fans of Cressida Crowell's Viking farces and other Brit-flavored tales of derring-do. --Kirkus Reviews
From the School Library JournalIllustrated with amusing black-and-white drawings, this lighthearted fantasy spoof is filled with mock heroic dialogue and derring-do. --School Library Journal

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