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Sir Ned and the Nasties

By Brett McKee
Illustrated by David McKee

What terrible sounds from deep in the wood - it's the notorious Nasties, up to no good!

The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger - these three are the notorious Nasties themselves! Luckily he works out why they sound so awful and teaches them to listen to each other, so they ask him to join the band rather than turning him into dinner.

  • This story feels like a classic fairy tale, but is in fact the invention of this stellar father and son team.
  • Sir Ned is hilariously oblivious to danger and will have children shouting out at each twist of the tale.
  • David McKee is the creator of legendary characters like Elmer, Mr Benn, King Rollo and Bernard and the monster from Not Now, Bernard.

About the author

Brett McKee is David McKee's son and lives in Hampshire. He has two sons, and is interested in classic cars and guitars.

About the illustrator

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

ISBN: 9781783445677
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 4, 2018
Dimensions: 239 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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