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Melric and the Crown

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Early Years

LoveReading View on Melric and the Crown

Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016  David McKee’s delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the crafty magician uses his magic to outwit the evil Sondrak and save the King from embarrassment at the all-important annual Ceremony of the Crown. Busy pages of the King’s loyal subjects going about their business and the endearing gnome goldsmiths being bossed about by Sondrak provide an engaging background to the drama. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for July 2016

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Melric and the Crown Synopsis

It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?

Melric and the Crown Press Reviews

Praise for Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic

'A wonderfully involving tale…Children w ill love the story of Melric, resplendent in his red and gold starry
gown.' - Kate Kellaway, Observer

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783444113
Publication date: 7th July 2016
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About David McKee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK.  One of the ...

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