Knights vs. Dinosaurs

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Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.5 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062686244

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About the Author

Matt Phelan is the author and artist of the picture books Pignic and Druthers, as well as the acclaimed middle grade novel Knights vs. Dinosaurs and its two sequels, Knights vs. Monsters and Knights vs. the End (of Everything ). He has also written and illustrated several award-winning and best-selling middle grade graphic novels: Snow White, The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton, and Around the World. Matt Phelan lives with his family in Pennsylvania.

Reviews

"All the glorious mashing and bashing leads to awesome feats aplenty. ...Phelan endows the all-white human cast with finely drawn, eloquently expressive faces but otherwise works in a loose, movement-filled style, pitting his clanking crew against an almost nonstop onslaught of toothy monsters...Epic--in plot, not length--and as wise and wonderful as Gerald Morris' Arthurian exploits."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Phelan crafts a lighthearted romp of an adventure sure to please readers looking for a chapter book full of both action and humor. ...Pen-and-ink spot art and full-page illustrations, as well as intermittent comic-style sequential art, bring the swordplay action to the forefront and keep the tone light enough for the book's young audience."--The Horn Book
"Catnip for kids...absurdly entertaining. ...Gender stereotypes and egos are challenged along with dinosaurs, giving readers a spectacular book that's victorious on all fronts."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"In a highly illustrated chapter book, four braggart knights and one underappreciated squire off against dinosaurs, all while learning about teamwork and honesty. ...As the time-traveling knights try to fight their way back to their true place in time, plot twists reveal the heroes' true identifiers, adding depth to this hilarious slapstick romp."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Comedic...Phelan's black and white art moves effectively from goofy portraitures and spot illustrations to speedy panels and dramatic full spreads, matching the humor and/or action of the plot."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Whether jousting with a triceratops or facing down a T-rex, [squire] Mel should come with a halo: She's thoughtful, sensitive, and wise. ...Drawn deftly, lightly."--New York Times Book Review
"This rollicking story is suspenseful and silly. . . .double-page, comic book-like spreads that even reluctant readers will enjoy. Themes of teamwork and feminism emerge, making this an excellent choice for all readers."--School Library Journal (starred review)