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Children's LiteratureWiglaf and his friends are back at Dragon Slayers' Academy, a boarding school for young apprentice dragon slayers. The headmaster has given everyone several days off school to visit home. Wiglaf's friend, Erica, has invited him to join her at her parents' castle. Erica's "Mumsy and Popsy" are Queen Barb and King Ken. On the way to the castle, they encounter a fortune-telling minstrel and a basilisk bearing gold coins. When they arrive, all is not well at the royal dwelling and Erica, Wiglaf, and his pet pig, Daisy, must save King Ken from the pox, a slug-throwing doctor and a wizard with an attitude. Daisy's knowledge of herbs proves to be invaluable despite the fact that this pig can only speak Pig Latin. Fast paced action and silly characters add up to a lot of fun. The dialogue is modern with 'tis and 'twas scattered around for good measure. It is a goofy, light-hearted version of Harry Potter. This title is part of Grosset and Dunlap's "Dragon Slayers' Academy" series which includes The New Kid at School, Revenge of the Dragon Lady and Class Trip to the Cave of Doom. 2005, Grosset and Dunlap, Ages 6 to 9.
—Sally J. K. Davies