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  • Published: 18 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781783445387
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Melric and the Crown




The King's crown keeps disappearing and reappearing – can Melric solve this royal riddle?

It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?

  • Pub date: 18 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781783445387
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois.
David’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

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Praise for Melric and the Crown

“David McKee’s delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories.”

Lovereading4Kids, Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016


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