This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. * A fabulous new edition of the ...
This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. * A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones. Published alongside an entirely new collection of tales * Amazing marketing and publicity schedule, including an author tour, festival appearances, readings on the Monty Python's YouTube channel (which has over 125,000 subscribers) and newspaper and magazine features * Illustrated by favourite award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman * Stunning new hardback editions that children will treasure Other titles in the series: Animal Tales and Fantastic Stories.
Illustrated by Foreman, Michael. Very good in very good dust jacket. Dark blue boards, gilt titles to spine. Striking colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Wrapper edge-creased with 1" closed tear. [S]
Fine. This SIGNED, mint, First Edition, 6th printing, paperback, Puffin Books, London, 1983 has glossy pictorial covers. ( At the time of listing this was the only SIGNED copy on the top 20 internet book sites. ) Foreman's signature is charming and funny-he turned it into a cartoon in itself. The book size is 7.75" w x 11" h with 128 pristine pages filled with the most delightful drawings. ISBN 0140316426. The Beast with a Thousand Teeth. "A long time ago, in a land far away, the most terrible beast that ever lived roamed the countryside. It had four eyes, six legs and a thousand teeth. In the morning it would gobble up men as they went to work in the fields. In the afternoon it would break into lonely farms and eat up mothers and children as they sat down to lunch, and at night it would stalk the streets of the towns, looking for its supper. In the biggest of all the towns, there lived a pastry cook and his wife, and they had a small son whose name was Sam. One morning, as Sam was helping his father to make pastries, he heard that the Mayor had offered a reward of ten bags of gold if anyone who could rid the city of the beast. 'Oh, ' said Sam, 'wouldn't I just like to win those ten bags of gold! ' 'Nonsense! ' said his father. 'Put those pastries in the oven. ' That afternoon, they heard that the King himself had offered a reward of 'a hundred bags of gold to anyone who could rid the kingdom of the beast. 'Oooh! Wouldn't I just like to win those hundred bags of gold, ' said Sam. 'You're too small, ' said his father. 'Now run along and take those cakes to the Palace before it gets dark. ' So Sam set off for the Palace with a tray of cakes balanced on his head. Bur he was so busy thinking of the hundred bags of gold that he lost his way, and soon it began to grow dark. 'Oh dear! ' said Sam. 'The beast will be coming soon to look for his supper. I'd better hurry home. '… " ( pg. 112 )
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