Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton (Flying Eye Books)

Cp49i-BWIAAkgIMIf anyone knows how to produce a quality picture book, come graphic novel it’s Flying Eye Books. Just look at the intricate gold foil detailing on the cover.

Arthur and the Golden Rope‘ by Joe Todd-Stanton is a magical trip into Professor Brownstone’s cavernous vault which contains some of the world’s most magnificent treasures.

Cp49jFYWEAArYyVBut who is Professor Brownstone and how did he curate such an astounding collection?

In this first book of the series, we follow the small but mighty Arthur (the very first Brownstone) on his formidable journey to save his village. But how will our protagonist fair against the powerful gods and

Cp49jJDWAAAaQWJHe sets out on his adventure to the land of the Vikings in order to conquer the scariest mythical creatures in the quest for the golden rope.

Here, we learn how the very first items were retrieved for the astounding collection.


A truly imaginative and highly accessible read and one which my 7, 9 and 10 year old found thoroughly engaging. Todd-Stanton’s rich spreads are full of detail and sumptuous palettes with plenty to keep young eyes fixated.

We can always count on Flying Eye to deliver top notch reading material and this had ALL of my children hooked. We look forward to the next instalment and hearing how the other items were secured.


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