“I challenge you, sir,” the professor declared. “If you wish to win the hand of my daughter, you must complete the three challenges.”
Prince Victor is determined to marry Valerian, but both his mother, the Queen, and Valerian’s father, a professor who doesn’t believe in royalty, are against the idea. So the professor decides that, if Victor wishes to marry his daughter, first he must meet three challenges –of bravery, endurance and cleverness.
Poor Victor. He isn’t worried about the bravery or endurance tests, but he isn’t very bright – so the cleverness test is enough to make his keens wobble. But he loves Valerian, so off he goes to face the Dragon of Nevermore, on the first of the three challenges.
Victor’s Challenge is a delightful sequel to Victor’s Quest, presenting a whimsical tale of bravery and love, with a colourful cast of characters and plenty of adventures. Pamela Freeman’s enchanting text is coupled with the quirky artwork of Kim Gamble, to create a gem of a book for young readers.
Victor’s Challenge, by Pamela Freeman
Walker Books, 2009
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