This book makes this classic story available to a young readership while still capturing the atmosphere and suspense of the original story. Little did the travellers know that when they agreed to a storytelling competition on their way to Canterbury, they would be subjected to the Pardoner's crooked ways! Will the Pardoner convince the travellers to part with their money? Chaucer was the first great writer of English literature. His Canterbury Tales (inc. The Pardoner's Tale) revolutionised medieval literature by telling stories about ordinary people. The Pardoner's Tale is one of the most popular and admired tales from Chaucer.
Author: Jan Dean is a widely published author of children's stories and poetry. She was a secondary school teacher for 12 years and then a Head of English and Drama. For 10 years she worked with the Surrey Gifted Writers project. She leads workshops for teachers, students and children. Illustrator: Chris Mould is an established illustrator of children's books.