Don Quixote and the Windmills

Don Quixote and the Windmills Cover

Don Quixote and the Windmills

By Eric A. Kimmel; Leonard Everett Fisher (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374318253, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

Description

A self-proclaimed knight

Señor Quexada has read so many books about knights in shining armor that he thinks he is one. He gives himself a name more fitting for a knight -- Don Quixote -- and sets off one evening with his squire. At dawn they come across what Don Quixote recognizes as an army of monstrous giants. "Master!" cries Sancho Panza. "They are only windmills!" But Don Quixote knows what he has to do . . .

Don Quixote is the creation of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Eric A. Kimmel skillfully and cleverly crystallizes the character, and with his powerful line and
vibrant color Leonard Everett Fisher completes the funny, loving portrait.



About the Author
Eric A. Kimmel has written many books for children and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Leonard Everett Fisher has written and/or illustrated more than two hundred children's books in a career that has spanned fifty years. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.


Praise For Don Quixote and the Windmills

"Kimmel's narrative maintains the wry tone of Cervantes's original...youngster's will find themselves rooting for The Knight of the Mournful Countenance...Fisher's signature illustrations are the ideal accompaniment to the sprightly text...An ideal appetite whetter." -- School Library Journal

"Veteran artist Fisher, known for his solid, impressive renderings, brings a suppleness to the artwork that captures a story bubbling with action." -- Booklist