Gargantua

Synopsis

"Grandgouzier, king and giant, knows nothing of his early ancestors when he takes the throne of Utopia and so dispatches his sage Alcofrybas to an underground cavern where the ancient secrets are stored to establish the nobility of the family. His son, Prince Gargantua, grows from his food-addicted infancy into a fun-loving and adventuresome giant in his teens, a defiant prankster. Gargantua is suddenly recalled from adventures afar to defend his father’s kingdom from an attack by the evil Picrochole. Can Gargantua and his squad of friends and courtiers save the kingdom or will Picrochole succeed in stealing the throne? 

 

 

David Duke-Evans has reconstructed these episodes from the 16th century French chronicles of Francois Rabelais so as to add the story’s rumbustious characters to a new audience of older children in a funny and engaging way. 

The book features a series of original colour pieces by artist Fran Thornton which bring the bizarre cast of characters to life."

Gargantua

About The Author

David Duke-Evans began writing Gargantua 50 years ago, fusing his love of medieval history and his interest in character literature.

His career as a trade federation CEO took him around the world and for many years Gargantua lay unfinished (but often thought about) until his retirement gave him the opportunity to complete the story and write further adventures.

 

The characters, although framed in a medieval context have the timeless attributes of ambition and curiosity and are essentially fun-loving, making them intriguing for a new audience of intelligent, curious and fun-loving children.

David is married with two sons, a daughter and two grandsons.

Gargantua

Artwork

The characters, although framed in a medieval context have the timeless attributes of ambition and curiosity and are essentially fun-loving, making them intriguing for a new audience of intelligent, curious and fun-loving children.

 

Gargantua

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