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The Foolish King in paperback!

03 July 2017

The Foolish King is publishing in paperback on Thursday 6 July!

LONG, LONG AGO, when kings ruled the land, dragons filled the sky and magic still existed, two small children stumbled upon the game of chess. This is your chance to discover it with them...

Join PIP and HOLLY on a magical fairy-tale adventure and become a CHESS MASTER. Packed with INTERACTIVE PUZZLES and GAMES, and clear instructions and tips on how to improve your technique, this book is a must have.

And with beautiful, witty illustrations from the illustrator of the mega-successful HORRIBLE HISTORIES, Martin Brown, this is a very special book that will entertain and delight you - as well as teaching you how to play the greatest game in the world!

Check out some of the reviews that THE FOOLISH KING received when it published in hardback last year:

"This is a very clever book … Rusty parents should sneak a read when the kids are in bed too before taking up their challenge of a game" - The Independent

"Its fairy-tale take on the history of chess had me totally fascinated" - La Chouett

"An innovative and unusual instruction manual cleverly woven into a wonderful story and illustrated gloriously by Martin Brown too, for a winning combination!" - Armadillo Magazine

"One of the most entertaining and inventive introductions to chess ever created" - Lancashire Evening Post

"With a unique angle The Foolish King introduces the world of chess to kids in fun, imaginative manner that is sure to spark up bundles of curiosity in this much loved game" - My Book Corner

"There are quite a few books to teach children chess, but none as entrancingly strange as The Foolish King … The drawings, by Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown, are suitably surreal and crisp" - Daily Telegraph

For a sample of this wonderful book...


And don't forget...

You can pre-order THE FOOLISH KING right NOW from the DFB Shop!