Good Night, Good Knight

Good Night, Good Knight

By Shelley Moore Thomas; Lucia Monfried (Editor); Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator)

Dutton Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780525463269, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2000


Three little dragons in a far-off cave can't sleep. Someone needs to tuck them in! Luckily a Good Knight keeps watch and hears their lonely ROAR. The Good Knight (because he is a good knight) helps by bringing glasses of water, reading stories, singing songs, and dispensing kisses in multiple trips down his tower and through the dark forest. Young readers will fall in love with the agreeable Good Knight and the dragons with their sweet but repetitive requests. The repetition--though it tires the Good Knight--will help beginning readers build confidence. With pictures by Jennifer Plecas, whose unforgettably adorable dragons will win every heart, Good Night, Good Knight is sure to become a new bedtime classic.

About the Author
Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of the Good Knight series of picture books and easy readers, including "Good Night, Good Knight. "In addition to writing books, she works as an elementary teacher and as a professional storyteller. "The Seven Tales of Trinket" is her first middle-grade novel. Ms. Thomas lives in Oceanside, California.

Jennifer Plecas's illustrations appear in many popular books for children, including Wrapping Paper Romp, a Growing Tree book by Patricia Hubbell, and Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews, as well as the ALA Notable Book the Outside Dog, an I Can Read Book by Charlotte Pomerantz. Ms. Plecas lives in Blue Springs, Missouri.