Danger in Redwitch Village (Belmont and the Dragon Series)

Danger in Redwitch Village (Belmont and the Dragon Series)

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by Robin Gold, Mike Zarb
     
 


Belmont and his sidekick Burnie are at it again as they race to save Old York from the Beastly Bedraggled Batniks

 
Old York is in terrible danger—three Beastly Bedraggled Batniks have stolen a top-secret compound called Kablooey, and it's up to Belmont and his hapless sidekick dragon Burnie to save the

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Belmont and his sidekick Burnie are at it again as they race to save Old York from the Beastly Bedraggled Batniks

 
Old York is in terrible danger—three Beastly Bedraggled Batniks have stolen a top-secret compound called Kablooey, and it's up to Belmont and his hapless sidekick dragon Burnie to save the day. Belmont and Burnie pursue the batniks deep into Redwitch Village, where they come face-to-face with "The Boss," a frightening creature whose true identity is shrouded in mystery. Can Belmont and Burnie prevent Old York from being blown into itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy pieces? And just what in tarnation is a Kablooey, anyhow?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A series intended to appeal to boys, illustrated by the original artist for the Pearlie books. Old York is meant to be mediaeval but here we have beatnik 'batniks,' one of which is called 'Thelonius,' and pizza, amongst other amusing things including a twist on the gifting of the Statue of Liberty. Alliteration, puns, visual jokes, and nutty characters make for a great deal of fun. The best book so far in the series. Lots of action, very few words; illustrated in a lively cartoon-style."  —Magpies Magazine

"I love a good dragon story, especially one with an unusual twist. Belmont and the Dragon is perfectly twisted to suit new independent readers. Danger in Redwitch Village is the fourth book in the series. The characters are wonderfully quirky—Belmont the very small knight, Burnie the very large dragon, the sneaky band of Beastly Bedraggled Batniks (who really are in a band who play at The Cave), the evil Redwitch and Professor I Q Cranium. Zarb's cartoon-style illustrations are rich with expression, bringing this unusual cast to life with a sense of humor. Set in Old York, adults will smile at the clever wordplay of names. Kids will love the zany language . . . This is a series full of dragony fun."  —Early Years magazine

"Young Belmont and his best friend, the dragon Burnie, live in the medieval town of Old York. Every year, the town holds a celebration to celebrate their heritage, and King Cyrus and Princess make a proclamation and present a gift to the town. After a black cat crosses their path, Belmont and Burnie encounter three Beastly Bedraggled Batniks, and trouble begins. Professor I.Q. Cranium asks for Belmont and Burnie's help to locate the Kablooey, the result of a top-secret experiment that will blow solid matter into "itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy pieces." Using a disguise, they make their way through Redwitch Village, determined to locate and recover the Kablooey for the professor. Along the way, they will discover just how much danger the village is in and come face to face with the Red Witch. Told in alliterative style with a dabbling of beatnik terminology to keep it light, author Gold has successfully created a tale that will hold the interest of the young reader. Early readers will be able to read it on their own very quickly."  —Curled Up With A Good Kid's Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781864719697
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Series:
Belmont and the Dragon Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Mike Zarb has been an illustrator, production designer, and storyboard artist for more than 15 years. He is the illustrator of Pearlie. Robin Gold has written for children's television and film, and is the author of previous Belmont and the Dragon titles The Forest of Doom and Gloom and The Wand and the Sword.

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Danger in Redwitch Village 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Harriet_Posner More than 1 year ago
Danger in Redwich Village is a joy to read - definitely one to keep young readers on the edge of their seats! There is lots of action in this book with our 2 young heroes gallantly trying to save the city of Old York but getting themselves into deeper trouble. How will they get out of this latest scenario .... the suspense is building.... A very good read for beginner readers - though they may need some help as there are some tricky words dotted through the story. A joy for parents, teachers, carers, to read to children - as the older reader each time will get more out of it - not a repetitive grind like most books as there are so many layers for different age brackets. The author once again has humorously juxtaposed 'times of old' with contemporary times seamlessly throughout the story, which is hilariously backed up in the illustrations by Mike Zarb. Lots of scope for future conversations! Well done to Robin Gold and Mike Zarb - keep the stories coming, as they are refreshingly witty and fun - storylines very much needed for this age bracket.
AristotleHZ More than 1 year ago
This latest in the "Belmont & the Dragon" series continues to provide entertainment and education for grade school readers that seems to be sadly lacking in most other offerings. It fills the apparent vacuum between toddlers and tweenies, with a combination of colorful illustrations, the right amount of text and pitched at the right level. The dialog is layered so that each reader can "get" the most from it - and even as an adult I find it amusing to read thru. Do your kids, nieces, nephews, pupils etc a favor - buy them one or all of this series!