Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Children's Book Review: Brave Young Knight by Karen Kingsbury

ISBN: 0310716454
ISBN-13: 9780310716457
40 pages
Ages: 4-7
Published: April 2011

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In this picture book, Karen Kingsbury tells the story of a boy in competition with other young knights to become prince of all the land. In a series of contests and competitions, the king recognizes the brave young knight as the winner, not because he was the fastest or strongest, and not because he was smarter or more cunning than the other knights. Rather, the brave young knight is the winner because he doesn’t follow the crowd, instead making decisions based on what is right and true and in accordance with his faith. The moral of the story is that the bravest young boys are those who exhibit the strongest character.

My Review:

This is the perfect book to share with your little prince.  Through beautiful illustrations and a great story line, follow along as a brave young knight competes with other knights in three competitions that test their speed, strength and intelligence , but ultimately he wins because of his character and ability to tell from right and wrong.  This is a faith-based book, but is not deep in religious writing, that it can be read and appreciated by religious and non-religious families alike.

There are not that many books out there with great morals and story lines, so it is nice to see Karen Kingsbury creating a tale about about a brave young knight for boys. 

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist, with over 15 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple bestsellers, including Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups. She lives in Washington with her husband, Don, and their six children, three of whom were adopted from Haiti.

About the Illustrator:

Gabrielle Grimard has been drawing since she was a very young child. Born in Montreal, Canada, she studied Fine Arts at Concordia University. She began her career as a muralist, painting numerous walls in commercial buildings in the Montreal area. She now lives in the Eastern Townships with her chickens, two children, and husband, who is a wood boat builder. They share an old barn as their creative studio.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book from Zonderkids in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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