Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a noble family with a difference. Spike Carbuncle is sick of being second in command to his weedy brother. So, when Spike’s wife, Fangtrude, comes across a dragon’s egg, together they formulate a plan to get rid of Whiff Erik, once and for all. There’s just one hitch – dragon training isn’t as easy as it sounds. What do you do when your dragon is terrible at breathing fire and prefers eating onions to live goats?
About the Author
Karen’s first novel for older readers, Raspberries on the Yangtze was short-listed for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. The first in her series for younger readers, The Crunchbone Castle Chronicles, published by A&C Black, was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge in 2006.