Barnabus Mudpatch

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17th Century or Earlier

Steve Moran

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Barnabus Mudpatch is the story of a medieval street urchin who impersonates a knight, and is drawn into a world of magic, intrigue and revenge.


Action, Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Folktale,

Short Summary

Barnabus Mudpatch is an urchin who impersonates a knight, and beats a vicious knight in a joust. That knight plans to take revenge on the knight he thinks has beat him, so Barnabus is called in to be his bodyguard. A magician sends demons to kill him, but Barnabus’s own magical powers protect him.

Barnabus has driven off magical attacks, and realises he is protected. He sneaks up on the magician responsible, and tells him that the person who humiliated the knight in the joust is called “Barnabus Mudpatch.” The magician calls down lightning and is hit by it himself. Barnabus goes home.


The imaginary medieval city of Waxminster.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Barnabus Mudpatch

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Heroic, Selfless, Uneducated, Faithful, Leader, Modest, Perseverance, Adventurous, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Flexible, Honorable, Naive, Skillful, Underdog, Complex, Insecure, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Elvarin

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Complex, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Narcissistic, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Clumsy, Educated, Greedy, Insecure, Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Wildren

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Outspoken, Blunt, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Honorable, Secretive, Selfless, Educated, Faithful, Gracious, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Eleanora

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Decisive, Outspoken, Adventurous, Beautiful, Complex, Gracious, Honorable, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Blunt, Charming, Badass, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Educated, Skillful

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available



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