The Wand and the Sword (Belmont and the Dragon Series)

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The Redwitch has seized control of Old York with the awesome magic of Merlin the Magician's wand. Only the legendary Excalibur, sword of King Arthur, has the power to overcome her power, but Excalibur has been lost for centuries. Belmont and his hapless sidekick dragon Burnie must face danger and adventure on their exciting quest to find Excalibur and save Old York before it’s too late!

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Overview

The Redwitch has seized control of Old York with the awesome magic of Merlin the Magician's wand. Only the legendary Excalibur, sword of King Arthur, has the power to overcome her power, but Excalibur has been lost for centuries. Belmont and his hapless sidekick dragon Burnie must face danger and adventure on their exciting quest to find Excalibur and save Old York before it’s too late!

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Editorial Reviews

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"A wonderful read-aloud story . . . Zarb's illustrations are a delight and have enormous kid appeal."  —Bookseller + Publisher

"Remember when you first saw The Incredibles, or Shrek? The visuals were amazing, the characters beautifully rendered, and the narrative was one adults could endure time and time again as the kids watched it on high rotation. Belmont and the Dragon: The Wand and the Sword, has a lot in common with these Hollywood blockbusters. Great illustrations that will engage young readers, fabulous detail that really brings the characters to life, and a sense of fun that leaps off the page."  —Australian Bookseller & Publisher magazine

"The second title in the Belmont and the Dragon series is another fun read for young readers. These books will greatly assist young readers to gain confidence in reading and help move them to independent reading."  —newkidsbooksinoz.blogspot.com

"Huge merit in the interesting use of language—eg. 'chopped liver on pumpernickel'—fast paced and funny, this adventure story engages and maintains the interest of reluctant and early readers."  —Speech Pathology Australia

"In this, the second story . . . the fast paced action and humor continue . . . The text works together with the color illustrations . . . in a format likely to appeal to reluctant readers and to children making the transition from picture books to first novels."  —Aussiereviews.com

Bookseller + Publisher
A wonderful read-aloud story ... Zarb's illustrations are a delight and have enormous kid appeal.
Australian Bookseller & Publisher Magazine
Great illustrations that will engage young readers, fabulous detail that really brings the characters to life, and a sense of fun that leaps off the page.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741663211
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Belmont and the Dragon Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Gold has written for children's television and film. Mike Zarb has been an illustrator, production designer, and storyboard artist for more than 15 years. He is the illustrator of Pearlie.

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  • Posted April 3, 2010

    The Wand and the Sword

    Remember when you first saw The Incredibles, or Shrek? The visuals were amazing, the characters beautifully rendered, and the narrative was one adults could endure time and time again as the kids watched it on high rotation. Belmont and the Dragon: The Wand and the Sword, has a lot in common with these Hollywood blockbusters. Great illustrations that will engage young readers, fabulous detail that really brings the characters to life, and a sense of fun that leaps off the page.
    This review from Australian Bookseller & Publisher magazine (March 2009, Vol 88, No 6.)

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