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FOOLISH KING

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FOOLISH KING by Mark Price
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A mythical story about the origins of chessperhaps the best childs introduction to chess ever! Beautiful and funny illustrations, learn to play chess with the characters of the story. Enter a world of talking birds and hardworking bugsbut a rotten apple lurks in the barrel! The king of this world has no thought for his kingdom and has plundered it to its depths. From this despair two clever children escape into a secret land and discover a world created by insects. Here everything is fertile and well-ordered, the creatures play a special game that stops them fighting and helps them garden. Can the children take the order they have found and rescue their kingdom? This interactive book helps children learn the chess moves and rules. There are puzzles to solve and an ultimate chess game to follow as part of the story.

Author Biography

MARK PRICE joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1982. He spent 17 years on the board of Waitrose, becoming Managing Director in 2007, holding this post until 2016. He was also Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership from 2013. Mark was appointed Chairman of Business in the Community in 2011 and Chairman of the Prince's Countryside Fund in 2010. In 2016, he was made Minister of State for Trade and Investment and a life peer. Mark will publish a number of books for children and adults during 2016 and beyond. MARTIN BROWN came to the UK in 1982 as a backpacking antipodean and never left. He is the illustrator of the hugely successful Horrible Histories, which have sold over 20 million copies. Martin has also illustrated Philip Pullman's New Cut Gang, and written and illustrated Lesser Spotted Animals.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2016
Author
Audience
  • Children / Juvenile
Contributor
  • Illustrated by Martin Brown
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
David Fickling Books
Pages
80
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781910200391
Product ID
25582395

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