Knight Owl

by Christopher Denise (Author)

Knight Owl
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart.

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help protect the castle, especially since many knights have recently gone missing. While holding guard during Knight Night Watch, Owl is faced with the ultimate trial--a frightening intruder. It's a daunting duel by any measure. But what Owl lacks in size, he makes up for in good ideas. Full of wordplay and optimism, this surprising display of bravery proves that cleverness (and friendship) can rule over brawn.


Kirkus

A charming blend of whimsy and medieval heroism highlighting the triumph of brains over brawn.

ALA/Booklist

Starred Review
Denise gives youngsters an old-fashioned story with an amusing twist and a cute-as-a-button protagonist that charms on every level. This will satisfy a wide range of readers, from Dragons Love Tacos fans to wannabe knights.
Christopher Denise

Christopher Denise spent much of his childhood in Shannon, Ireland, exploring castles and dreaming of great adventures. He is the illustrator of many critically acclaimed books for young readers, including Anika Aldamuy Denise's Bunny in the Middle, Alison McGhee's Firefly Hollow, Rosemary Wells's Following Grandfather, and Anne Marie Pace's Groundhug Day, as well as several in Brian Jacques's award-winning Redwall series. His books have appeared on the Indie Next List and the New York Times bestseller list and in the Society of Illustrators' Annual Exhibition. Knight Owl marks his author-illustrator debut. Christopher's current adventures include exploring coastal Rhode Island, where he lives with his family.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780316310628
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette
Publication date
March 20, 2022
Series
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BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV002270 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Library of Congress categories
Knights and knighthood
Owls

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