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  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448187928
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Melric and the Sorcerer


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Will good triumph over evil, in this classic story from the creator of Not Now, Bernard, Elmer and Mr Benn?

“More power,” demands the king. But Melric the magician thinks that the king has quite enough power already. A sinister visitor called Sondrak boasts that he can easily grant the king’s wish. But when Melric discovers that Sondrak is an evil sorcerer and up to no good, a dramatic battle follows.

'David McKee is a genius.' The Times

'A delight to read for parents and children alike, rich in witty illustration and comic observation.' - Daisy Bridgewater, Daily Telegraph

  • Pub date: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448187928
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

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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Praise for Melric and the Sorcerer

“Readers will find a great deal to discuss in the cartoon-styled illustrations of life in a medieval court”

The School Librarian

“A gem... a riot of glowing colours”

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“A real treat - fabulous to read and a visual delight.”

Creative Steps

“A delight to read for parents and children alike, rich in witty illustration and comic observation.”

Daisy Bridgewater, Daily Telegraph

“Great to share”

Primary Times

“David McKee is a genius.”

The Times

“Wonderfully re-illustrated in full colour.”

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading


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