Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate

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9781406339093: Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate

This is a charming and clever tale of a little monster who loves chocolate. Grendel loves his mum and Grendel loves his dog, but most of all Grendel loves CHOCOLATE! When he is magically granted three wishes, what does he wish for? More chocolate of course! He gets rather more than he asks for when his whole world turns to chocolate and starts to melt...Whatever can he do? This fresh and fun re-telling of the Midas story has a message for us all - be careful what you wish for! David Lucas is an extraordinary new talent in children's picture books - in 2008 he was named as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators.

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David Lucas is the internationally acclaimed author/illustrator of The Skeleton Pirate (ISBN 978-1-4063-1505-9), Christmas at the Toy Museum (ISBN 978-1-4063-3852-2), Lost in the Toy Museum, (ISBN 978-1-4063-3206-3) and Peanut (978-1-4063-1958-3). Born in Middlesbrough, he grew up in Hackney and studied at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in East London, E2. Visit him at


Funny, gorgeous and great to read out loud. * Independent * a cautionary tale for all of those Easter egg lovers * Sunday Express * Lucas has created an endearing character in Grendel * The Bookseller * fresh and fun re-telling of the Midas story * Mums and Tots * Little monster Grendel learns a difficult lesson about thinking before wishing in ... this gorgeous story about learning about the important things in life. * * This sweet and delicious story will transport your children into a world of magic, monsters and pumpkin-lit caves, where greedy Grendel eventually learns his lesson: be careful what you wish for * Curious Mum * Witty and engaging * Ham & High * David Lucas is a favourite - unmistakeable style, exquisitely stylised - Grendel is a charming take on the Midas story, with chocolate serving for gold * The Spectator *

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