The Storybook Knight

The Storybook Knight

Book - 2016
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Even dragons love a good story...

Leo was a gentle knight
in thought and word and deed.
While other knights liked fighting,
Leo liked to sit and read...

When Leo's mom and dad pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword--and a pile of his favorite books.

But can a story be as mighty as a sword?

Praise for The Snatchabook:
#1 Indie Next Pick
"I dare you to try to read The Snatch-a-book silently to yourself. You can't do it. The book is so wonderful it demands to be read out loud. And besides, if you didn't read the book out loud, how would the Snatch-a-book hear it?"--Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick

"This ever-so-sweet story begs to be read out loud." --Booklist

" The gorgeous illustrations are a perfect match for the lively text. This book is a fabulous fit for both storytime and one-on-one reading. Children will be begging for this book to be read to them every night#65533;-clever ones will claim they want to keep the Snatchabook happy." --School Library Journal

"The husband-and-wife team of the Dochertys have a winner in this heartwarming tribute to the essential role of bedtime reading in the lives of families." --Publishers Weekly

"The story is sweet and the illustrations darling." --Kirkus

"This whodunit with an uplifting ending will appeal to fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! . . . [it] celebrates bedtime reading as a ritual to be revered, and features a thief who merely wants to share in the fun." --Shelf Awareness Pro

Publisher: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2016]
ISBN: 9781492638148
Branch Call Number: JP Doche
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Docherty, Thomas - Illustrator


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Dec 10, 2017

Love this book! Stories are better than weapons! Friends to read with are better than foes to slay!

Jun 22, 2017

We absolutely loved this book! We appreciated the literature ties with the griffin, troll, and dragon. The concept of "it's okay to be different" hit home when the mouse returned and his parents finally learned to accept him as who he is (a knight who won't fight).

Feb 12, 2017

Great book that also encourages knowledge and peaceful interactions. The verse is also very entertaining. Enjoyed this book much more than the author's other book, The Snatchabook. Easier for my recent 4 yo to follow along and understand the character interactions.

ArapahoeSusan Aug 25, 2016

Leo is a knight that would rather read than fight. When pressed into service to tame a dragon, Leo uses his kind heart and his favorite stories to tame a wild griffin, a troll, AND a dragon. A fun story that also shows the power of a good story.

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Feb 12, 2017

creiling thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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