Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The Knighting of Sir Kaye by Don M. Winn

12 Dec

sirkayebook1Sir 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.Β  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 PRESENTΒ ! 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!

Five out of five bookworms for “The Knighting of Sir Kaye”!fivebooks

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.

You can find The Knighting of Sir Kay at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iTunes.

**NOTE – Please check back tomorrow when I post my 12×12 party post! There’s a party going on and you can join in the fun! Check it out at Julie Hedlund’s blog HERE! **

40 Responses to “Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The Knighting of Sir Kaye by Don M. Winn”

  1. Susanna Leonard Hill December 12, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    The book sounds terrific, Erik! And I was very dazzled by that special, colorful, beautiful, mysterious word in red and green! I hope our birthday quester gets this far and finds it! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for joining in the birthday fun! πŸ™‚ (And it occurs to me suddenly that YOU have a December birthday, don’t you?)


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 12, 2012 at 6:43 am #

      Hee hee! I hope the special guest finds the clue! Thank you for doing this very fun quest! I do have a December birthday, December 24th!! I will be 11! πŸ˜€


  2. lionelsnod December 12, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    I just love your reviews Erik! Great job! This sounds like a great book. I love the idea of medieval setting too. The trailer is great. I look forward to reading this one.

    Paul R. Hewlett


  3. Kirsten Larson December 12, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Erik, you’ll have to tell me your secret for colored text in WordPress. I couldn’t figure out how to do it. πŸ™‚


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 13, 2012 at 6:59 am #

      Hi Ms. Larson! When you are in the edit post screen on the top tool bar there is an “A” that is underlined and has a drop-down arrow next to it. If you hover over it it says “select text color). You can click the drop down and select what ever color you want. To do the red and green thing I highlighted each letter and then changed the text color of each. I hope that helps!


  4. Beth Stilborn December 12, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Great-sounding book, Erik! You *KNOW* I love books about knights… and I’ve been having a great time on my own quest! Thank you for participating in the you-know-what!!!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 13, 2012 at 7:00 am #

      Yes Lady Stilborn, I know you are on a mighty quest! I hope you found your goal!


  5. Joanna December 12, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Erik, thanks for reminding us that Susanna also has a Bday coming up. Fabulous review and I am ordering it for a gift!


  6. Angela B December 12, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    Action! Adventure and Knights! Sounds like the perfect score πŸ™‚


  7. Genevieve Petrillo December 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I’m not sure I like a medieval story. It sounds….. um…. evil. Wait. What?

    Love and licks,


  8. julie rowan zoch December 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    The ending to the trailer made me laugh! And, as becoming the custom, I have to suggest another film because – Danny KAYE starred in it: The Court Jester. If you haven’t guessed by now I am a film fanatic, and my weakness is for British films from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 13, 2012 at 7:03 am #

      I will add it to my list of movies to watch! Thanks Ms. Zoch!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 13, 2012 at 7:09 am #

      PS I asked my mom to put it on our “to be watched list” and she said that was a wonderful movie. πŸ™‚


      • julie rowan zoch December 13, 2012 at 11:54 am #

        Yay! Our family loves it – I hope you do too!


  9. Barbara December 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I still love books set in medieval times! My son would have devoured this story when he was your age. Great review, Erik!


  10. Don M. Winn December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Reblogged this on Don Winn's Cardboard Box Adventures and commented:
    Thanks so much, Erik, for your enthusiastic review. Reading it totally made my day! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
    Thanks again,


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 13, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Thank you for taking the time to comment Mr. Winn! I love how this book is exciting and written well for kids!


  11. Michelle Isenhoff December 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    This one sounds great, Erik! I think I know a certain young man (who is loving Sir Nathan, btw–thanks for the recommendation!) who would dig this one.

    Say, I’ve been wondering about the debut of a really cool Pea and an awesome Tomato…?


    • thiskidreviewsbooks December 13, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      I am glad he likes Sir Nathan! The second book is even sillier! I have been working on edits to Tomato and Pea (I’ve been working on a picture book too) and I am making it my goal to finish Tomato and Pea up over Christmas break. I have been trying to add details to it so it doesn’t need illustrations. I think I can do it!


  12. ontheplumtree December 13, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    Sounds like a great book! Nothing like feeding a young man’s thirst for adventure!


  13. Robyn Campbell December 14, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Erik, this is funtastic! I write adventure so this book is for me. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! πŸ™‚


  14. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog December 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    I hadn’t heard of this series- but it sounds like one that my 5th grade students will enjoy! Thanks for sharing.


  15. Myra GB December 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    The book trailer looks exciting and knighthood has always been romantic for me. Will try to find this one. πŸ™‚



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