Author(s): Vivian French
A stand-alone comic adventure for younger readers by sublime storyteller Vivian French, with pictures by a talented new illustrator and animator, Marta Kissi. Alfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure ...but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse and a couple of meddling magpies.
A fresh, funny fairytale adventure with oodles of comic appeal. The Bookseller A sparkling story that will leave everyone happy! Andrea Reece I loved this! My first (yeah, sorry about that) Vivian French book. Not my last. [...]Even when you know who has to kiss whom, this is fun and exciting. Great stuff. And how to get round the seventh son nonsense. Cute and funny illustrations by Marta Kissi. Bookwitch blog This is no ordinary fairytale! [...] Vivian French re-creates the fairy tale genre with a host of engaging characters and talking animals, all desperate for a Prince to kiss a Princess. [...] A happy ending all round completes this alternative tale on the traditional form. What's not to like? Join the adventure. IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller
Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written over 40 books for Walker, and more than 250 books during the course of her career. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World. Vivian teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com.