The Adventures of Alfie Onion

Alfie Onion is the Tom Gates of fairy tales – smart, brave and very funny! Can he be a hero on his first quest, or will he be stuck lifting luggage? Alfie Onion isn’t meant to be a hero. It’s his big brother, Magnifico Onion, who is destined to go on a great quest. Okay: Alfie is tagging along too, but only to carry his brother’s luggage. All the gold, jewels, fame and glory are for Magnifico. But guess what? Magnifico isn’t half the hero he’s cracked up to be. (Big surprise.) Step in Alfie – helped by his loyal dog, a talking horse and two meddling magpies. Our brand new funny hero! He’s great at saving the day, and at making you laugh lots!

  • A charming new fairy tale by classic author Vivian French
  • Hilarious illustrations by talented newcomer Marta Kissi
  • “Fresh, funny… oodles of comic appeal” – The Bookseller
  • Vivian’s magical books include the Knight in Training series

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    Vivian French won the Stockton Children’s Book of the Year award for Robe of Skulls.

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