Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The knighting of Sir Kaye
By Don M. Winn
168 Pages – Ages 8+
Published by Cardboard Box Adventures on September 21, 2012
Reggie Stork was angry with his father for sending him to work in the fields as an “unjust” punishment. Reggie got mad and decided to wander off, following a river. Soon he got lost and fell into quicksand. Kaye Balfour happens to find Reggie and rescues him and the two become friends. Reggie finds out Kaye wants to be a knight like his father Sir Henry, the last good knight in Knox. Sir Henry was training Kaye, but the old king sent him to keep peace between Knox (their land) and Eldridge. He has been there for two years. The Queen of Knox is having a terrible time trying to keep her kingdom together. The King has died, Sir Henry is away and all of the knights won’t listen to her. The Queen is desperate for a hero and then she hears of twelve-year-old Kaye and his friend Reggie who just rescued another person, well, not just any person but the Queen’s own nephew, from a bunch of bandits. The Queen has an idea, but is Kaye up to the challenge?
This was an AWESOME story!It had EVERYTHING! Action, adventure, knights, a kid hero. I love how it was set in medieval times. I like reading about knights. Mr. Winn writes in a great style that makes a very exciting story that is totally appropriate for kids. Kaye was everything I like in a main character. He was brave, smart, kind and had a lot of perseverance. There are black and white illustrations in the book. I thought they were a nice addition to the story. With great characters,
a clean story and a great message of perseverance and believing in yourself, this book would make a terrific holiday PRESENT ! The ending of the book also sets up the next book in the series (which isn’t out yet).
It is called “Sir Kaye and the Lost Castle Treasure”. I am looking forward to reading it!
The trailer for book 1 is exciting!
To read an excerpt from The Knighting of Sir Kaye click HERE.
To learn more about Mr. Winn, please visit his website by clicking HERE.
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