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Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell


Manfred the Baddie by John Fardell

Kidnapping inventors, stealing from art museums, conducting acts of piracy on the high seas. Will Manfred ever learn his lesson? He is even nasty to his own henchmen! John Fardell's inventive story and richly detailed artwork combine to make an exciting, hilarious book that children will want to read time and time again.


'Children will delight in the quirky drawings and love the ending. A classic in the making'
The Sun

. * Sun * 'A wonderful picture book for pre-schoolers
Independent on Sunday

. * Independent on Sunday * 'A lightning-paced, skilfully streamlined caper...Demonstrating a sure hand at fantasy, adventure and suspense
Publishers Weekly

. * Publisher's Weekly * 'The pace never slows...told with an abundance of realistic detail...This is a wonderful piece of escapism
Daily Telegraph

. * Daily Telegraph * 'Laugh aloud funny...will repay reading time and time again

. * Bookbag * 'A gloriously colourful adventure
Scotland on Sunday

. * Scotland on Sunday *

About the Author

John Fardell is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. John's cartoon work has appeared in many publications, including the adult comic Viz, where his creations 'The Modern Parents' and 'The Critics' are two of the most popular and long-running strips. He lives in Edinburgh.

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Publication date

6th August 2009


John Fardell

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Quercus Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group


32 pages


Picture storybooks



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