An hilarious story, told in letter form, about King Alfred -- he who burnt the cakes, and his battles with the Vikings. Berwin, son of Egfrith, writes to Wulfric, son of Elred using his miraculous new talent of reading and writing. Berry's spellings leave a lot to be desired and in his hilarious letters he tells a tale of mixups and mayhem when King Alfred hides in his family's cottage but is mistaken for a Dirty Dane -- their word for the Vikings. A completely new perspective on why and how those cakes got burned! Fast and very, very funny from the prize-winning author of The Demon Headmaster and other books.
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Gillian Cross has been a successful author for many years. She has won the Carnegie medal, for Wolf; the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children's Novel award, for The Great Elephant Chase and her Demon Headmaster books have been made into successful television series. Gillian Cross is a great supporter of libaries and has served on several national committees and working parties in support of these institutions. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband and family.
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Book Description HarperCollins Children, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dear Wulfie, Ive been practissing all over the village, riteing KING ALFRID IS GRATE! and DOWN WITH THE DIRTY DANES!! Mum thort riteing was only for monks and she made me do dull stuff like fiting and digging and minding the baby. Not to menshun the gote and the geese. But a stranger came to our hut and he new how to rede and rite - but he didnt no abowt gotes and geese and babys!!! What happened? That's what Im riteing abowt!!! Your cosen Berry. Bookseller Inventory # 018373
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006755348