The Abominable Snowman: A Short Story from Dragons at Crumbling Castle

The Abominable Snowman: A Short Story from Dragons at Crumbling Castle

by Terry Pratchett, Mark Beech

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Overview

Captain the Honorable Sir Herbert Stephen Ernest Boring-Tristam-Boring (known as Bill) is very rich but very bored.
 
When famed explorer Alfred Tence* shows up at Bill’s door, life gets considerably more exciting. Before long, they’re speeding off in a taxi to the distant mountains of Chilistan in search of the hairiest, most mysterious monster ever known—the Abominable Snowman!
 
Featuring the signature wit and invention of one of the world’s most beloved writers, this irreverent, illustrated story is from Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Tales, by Terry Pratchett.
 
[*Yes, that Alfred Tence—the man who rowed from Brighton to Bombay in a bathtub. It’s true.]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544630666
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 35
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett is a multi-award-winning and best-selling novelist who books for children and adults have sold more than eighty-five million copies. The author of the satiric Discworld series and the Printz Honor books Nation and Dodger, he was knighted “for services to literature.” He lives in England. 

Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of more than three dozen novels, is one of the world's best-selling and best-loved novelists writing in the English language. He wrote his first published story when he was 13 and his first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, when he was 17. His books have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide.  In addition to his phenomenal—and phenomenally popular—Discworld series for adults, Terry is the multi-award-winning author several children's books. These include the books of the BROMELIAD TRILOGY (HarperCollins, 2003), as well as THE WEE FREE MEN (HarperCollins, 2003), A HAT FULL OF SKY (HarperCollins, 2004), WINTERSMITH (HarperCollins, 2006), I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT (HarperCollins, 2010), NATION (HarperCollins, 2008)—a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner, and LA Times Book Prize for YA Literature winner—and DODGER (HarperCollins, 2012), for which he won his second Michael L. Printz Honor. He was awarded Britain's highest honor for a children's novel, the Carnegie Medal, for THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS (HarperCollins, 2001). The recipient of several honorary doctorates, Sir Terry was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 for his services to literature. And in 2011, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lasting Contributions to Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association.
He passed away in 2015 from Alzheimer's Disease. Find out more about Terry at terrypratchettbooks.com and the Facebook page https//www.facebook.com/pratchett (610K fans).
Mark Beech has illustrated numerous books for children, from picture books through young novels. He lives in England. Visit him at markbeechillustration.format.com

 

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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