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The Knight of Sticks and Straw

Knights' Tales

by Terry Deary Author · Helen Flook Illustrator


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From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories...

Spain, 1099

Cristina is a serving girl at the palace of Valencia, and she has a reputation for being cowardly. El Cid, King Alfonso's greatest knight, is a master of terror. Tomorrow he marches on the blood thirsty Berbers at the city gates, and Cristina must lead him into battle under very strange circumstances... can she find the courage to take the reins and save the day?

An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.

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Bloomsbury Publishing
Bloomsbury Education
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Knights' Tales


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Terry Deary (Author)

Terry Deary is the author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as "a marvellous blend of fact and fiction" (School Librarian)....

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