King Jack and the Dragon

By Peter Bently; Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803736986, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 18, 2011

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A lively playtime adventure that becomes a warm and cozy bedtime book--perfect for every little knight-in-training. From the illustrator of the award-winning "We're Going on a Bear Hunt."
Night is falling and playtime is nearly over. But brave King Jack and his faithful knights Zak and Caspar are still protecting their castle fort from fierce dragons and terrible beasts. This captivating, joyful make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime story for brave children everywhere. Fans of "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site "and "Dinosaur Roar" will especially enjoy this imaginative tale.
An ALA Notable Book
Bank Street Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year
Kate Greenaway Award
"It's an enchanting tribute to both full-throttle pretend play and the reassurance of a parent's embrace."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"A tale of make-believe that children will delight in hearing again and again."--"School Library Journal" (starred review)
"Sure to be read aloud again and again, this testament to imaginative play exudes warmth."--"Kirkus Reviews.

About the Author
PETER BENTLY has written several picture books including The Shark in the Dark and Cats Ahoy! (both Macmillan). He has also written the Vampire School series of young fiction for OUP. He studied languages at Oxford and now lives in Devon with his wife and two children.

HELEN OXENBURY is the world-class illustrator of dozens of beloved picture books, including Michael Rosen's "We're Going on a Bear Hunt, " Phyllis Root's "Big Momma Makes the World, " which won the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Picture Book Award, ""and her own Tom and Pippo series. She lives in London, England.
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