The Magic World Cup is on - and it's the talk of the town. Sir Gadabout is sent to escort Merlin - the reigning world champion - to the competition, but they are waylaid by evil magicians. The Worst Knight in the World is convinced that the great magician has been turned into a mutt - and that the unfortunate dog is trying to talk to him. While Merlin wreaks havoc at a prize vegetable competition instead, Sir Gads is left to impersonate Merlin at the Magic World Cup - with hilarious consequences ...Another hilarious adventure with the bumbling knight - a delight to read.
Martyn Beardsley has lived in Nottingham all his life. A civil servant for many years, he is now concentrating on his writing career. As well as being a children's author, one of his great passions is history. In 2002 he published a biography of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer. A committed Buddhist, he is interested in reading, sport, keep-fit and yoga. Martyn Beardsley is married with one daughter and a mad dog. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles.