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  • Published: 15 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781783441990
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Melric and the Petnapping




Can Melric triumph in his third, enthralling tale from the creator of Not Now, Bernard, Elmer and Mr Benn?

The king’s beloved pet troon has vanished along with all the other unusual pets in the palace, so he commands Melric to find the pets and fast! Melric joins forces with his cousin Guz, and they soon discover that Sondrak the sorcerer is behind the petnappings. Can Melric and Guz use their magic to outwit the cunning Sondrak?

  • Pub date: 15 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781783441990
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois.
David’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

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