Knights vs. Dinosaurs

By: Matt Phelan

The Knights of the Round Table aren't very busy; the realm is at peace and dragons are few. So Merlin decides to send the knights out on an adventure to a world filled with the most terrible lizards of all.

Further information on dinosaurs in the book. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9780062686237

JLG Release: Mar 2019


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Topics: Knights and knighthood , Dinosaurs , Adventure and adventurers , Characters in literature , Merlin (legendary character) , Time travel , Humorous stories , Arthurian legends, myths, and fables

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Awards & Honors

ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Kirkus Best Books, Middle-Grade - 2018

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly*, Booklist*, School Library Journal*, Kirkus Reviews*

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After Sir Erec lies about slaying forty dragons to King Arthur, Merlin, and his fellow Knights of the Round Table, he finds himself, along with three other knights and a helpful young squire, sent millions of years into the past to face off against a seemingly endless deluge of angry dinosaurs. Readers witness each knight fail in solo combat agains After Sir Erec lies about slaying forty dragons to King Arthur, Merlin, and his fellow Knights of the Round Table, he finds himself, along with three other knights and a helpful young squire, sent millions of years into the past to face off against a seemingly endless deluge of angry dinosaurs. Readers witness each knight fail in solo combat against a variety of powerful dinosaurs. It is not until Sirs Erec, Hector, Bors, and the mysterious Black Knight learn to work together as a team that they finally overcome these mysterious thunder lizards and return to Camelot as gallant heroes. Playing fast and loose with anachronisms, Arthurian legend, and the Mesozoic period, Phelan crafts a lighthearted romp of an adventure sure to please readers looking for a chapter book full of both action and humor. The time-travel magic is left unexplained, allowing readers to focus on the engaging cast of characters and their various foibles. Pen-and-ink spot art and full-page illustrations, as well as intermittent comic-style sequential art, bring the swordplay action to the forefront and keep the tone light enough for the book’s young audience. Appended with “A Note from Merlin” dinosaur-fact back matter (unseen). eric carpenter

Book Details

ISBN

9780062686237

First Release

March 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8" x 6"

Page Count

160

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.4; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.4; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level 610L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Greenwillow Bks.

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Knights and knighthood, Dinosaurs, Adventure and adventurers, Characters in literature, Merlin (legendary character), Time travel, Humorous stories, Arthurian legends, myths, and fables,

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