Boogie Knights

Boogie Knights

By Lisa Wheeler; Mark Siegel (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689876394, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 2008


Place: the castle

Time: late

Event: the Madcap Monster Ball,

the rockin'-est



party of them all.

It's impossible to sleep through.

Just ask the prince

Or his off-the-wall princess

Or any of their seven

(count 'em, seven)

Boogie Knights.

About the Author
Lisa Wheeler has written eighteen books for children, including "The Pet Project", illustrated by Zachariah OHora, and the" "hilarious "Spinster Goose", illustrated by Sophie Blackall. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at

Mark Siegel is the illustrator of "To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel", a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book, as well as the author and illustrator of the picture book "Moving House, " published by Roaring Brook Press. "Sailor Twain" is his most recent graphic novel.

Praise For Boogie Knights

"A pitch-perfect Halloween-time poem...Siegel's tinted charcoal-and-pencil illustrations are charming and fun, and the energetic design is as movin' and groovin' as a Madcap Monster Ball should be." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Wheeler's rhythmic text is filled with taut rhymes, alliteration, and vivid images. The raucous verses detail the events and spirit of the upbeat party with lively zeal, while the narrative's wordplay makes it worthy of repeated readings...Siegel's sophisticated, graphic-novel-style artwork also demands a second look...[his art] cleverly underscore the plot elements and keep the pages interesting. Kids will eat this one up and beg for more." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"The cartoon illustrations perfectly catch all of the high-flying whimsy with small figures dancing and whirling across each double-page spread...readers will want to return so as not to miss any of the amusing details. Perfect for Halloween or any time the spirits need a lift." -- Booklist, starred review