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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Nicobobinus and his friend Rosie go in search of the Land of Dragons and find more adventure than they'd bargained for.
Paperback, Junior +10, 166 pages
Published 1990 by Mondadori (first published 1985)
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Louisa Clarke
My uncle left this book for me when I was about 6. I remember it as being HUGE, a hefty hardcover, and I felt so grown up just holding it in my hands. It is the first book that I remember falling into, where I'd be so wrapped up in the story that when I finally managed to pull myself out of the fantasy, my neck hurt from bending over the pages, and hours had passed. So fun! I need to find my copy and reread it. It's been years!
Alex Barron
This might have been my favorite book during years nine through eleven of my life. It seems never to have developed anything more than a tiny cult following, but I still remember it fondly. Nico's journey to the abbey, onto the ghost ship and to the land of dragons are all permanently embedded in my memory.
Jack Fallen
Haven't read since I was young, but remember loving it. Surreal adventure.
I loved that book!
Nicobobinus und seine Freundin Rosie suchen gemeinsam das Land der Drachen. Was aus lauter Neugier begann, wird jedoch nach kurzem eine eilige und wichtige Angelegenheit. Denn der Goldene Mann hat Teile von Nicobobinus Körper in echtes Gold verwandelt, das nur durch Drachenblut wieder in richtige Körperteile zurückverwandelt werden kann. So versucht nun eine Menge finsterer Gestalten, an diesen Schatz heranzukommen. Die beiden Kinder entfliehen Piraten, falschen Mönchen, durchqueren sehr sonderb ...more
So, this book was recommended to me by someone whose judgment I usually prize quite highly, but obviously that was a huge mistake. Actually, I think this person is just trying to expand my tastes, but little does he know that I'm already pigeonholed into quite a narrow window. Oh, well. It's noble to try.

Anyway, I had the hardest time following what was going on in this book. I'm sure some people would find it hysterical, as it's written much in the style of Terry Pratchett and Philip Ardagh (th
Henry Gough-cooper
We couldn't find our copy of this for our grandchildren, which was a favourite of our children back in the day, but I managed to find a second-hand copy on Amazon. Not as good as 'Erik the Viking', but great fun nontheless. The copy I have is a rather scruffy paperback with black-and-white illustrations, but I seem to remember our original copy was large format hardback with full-page colour pictures.
Chanelle Berlin
What an utterly charming children's novel. Rosie & Nicobobinus have the greatest friendship, and I loved the descriptions every person and place they came across. Also, the dragons were unexpectedly hilarious.
Stephen Michael
Nicobobinus and his friend Rosie set off to discover the Land of Dragons.

I read Nicobobinus. My daughter read Nicobobinus. My son read Nicobobinus.

Five stars x 3
This book features some mean-ass monks and other upsetting characters and themes. Terry Jones is brilliant, but this book is a bit hard-core for kiddos.
Jonathanstray Stray
Such a good story with such good pictures! If I had children I would read it to them.
Read this out loud to your favorite child. Fun for grown-ups, too.
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Terence Graham Parry Jones is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.
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