Joe Jefferson is an ordinary schoolboy from ordinary Earth. At least, he was. But something strange happened when he was walking his dog, and now he’s Joe the Barbarian—fearless warrior-hero, summoned by Muddle Earth’s leading wizard* to slay ogres, wrestle dragons, and bravely confront villains.
Joe doesn’t feel much like a warrior-hero.** But evil is stirring in the heart of Elfwood, and the people of Muddle Earth need help (although most of them don’t know it yet). Perhaps Joe Jefferson really is a hero after all. . . .
* Actually, Muddle Earth’s only wizard. And he’s not very good. ** He doesn’t really look much like one either.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart is the co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, with Chris Riddell. He is also the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Wakening.
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Dec 24, 2008| 464 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780307496942