Muddle Earth contains three small novels that are not available separately. The novels are:
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.
Paul Stewart (born 1955) is a writer of children's books, best known for the bestselling The Edge Chronicles, the Free Lance (A Knight's Story) novels and the Far-Flung Adventures series among others. Many of his books are illustrated by Chris Riddell. Paul Stewart lives in the Seaside town Brighton with his wife and children.
Paul Stewart. Wikipedia.