After Little Norman the Norman from Normandy’s father is killed in battle by some Bretons from Britanny, the three surviving Bretons chop his body up into three parts, bury it in three different places and send Great Big Norman’s sword to his son Little Norman with a we are sorry letter. Norman promises to visit the three graves of his father and so sets off on a quest with his rather large sword and Truffle the not-so-wild boar.
Norman loves using his father’s sword but hasn’t quite mastered it. He accidentally avenges his father’s death by unwittingly killing all three of the Breton soldiers and returns home without knowing he has done any of it!
This delightful little chapter book is crammed full with silly humour and is the perfect fit for smaller hands. The chapters are short, there are plenty of colourful illustrations and there are excellent extras in the form of Norman themed jokes (inside the front cover) and a ‘What kind of Norman soldier are you’ quiz (inside the back cover).
Recommended for 6+.