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Knights vs. Dinosaurs


Series
Knights Vs.

by
Matt Phelan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Greenwillow Bks.
ISBN
9780062686237

Awards and Honors
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Kirkus Best Books, Middle-Grade - 2018
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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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

160

Trim Size

8" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

4.4: points 2

Lexile

610L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Mar 2019

Book Genres


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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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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

Horn Book

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

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

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

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