SIR KAYE THE BOY KNIGHT BOOK 3
LEGEND OF THE
Don M. Winn
Genre: Children’s / Chapter Book / Medieval
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Date of Publication: July 8, 2016
Number of Pages: 178
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The beloved tutor Alchir has vanished! And a dangerous criminal with a grudge against Alchir has just escaped from prison. Kaye is determined to find the tutor and earn a fine reputation as a knight. The search leads Kaye, Reggie, and Beau to a sinister manor house at the edge of a dark forest where nearby villagers live in terror of a deadly monster. As they investigate the mystery of the forest beast, they uncover a terrible plot that could destroy Knox. When there’s no one to turn to for help, can they save the kingdom-and their lives-by themselves?
PRAISE FOR LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST:
*Silver Award Winner: Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
“A cracking, fun-filled adventure. Highly recommended!”
—The Wishing Shelf Awards Book Review
“LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST captures colorful adventures, fun characters, and inspirational thoughts in a quick and easy read for children.” —IndieReader Review
“OMG! My kids and I just finished reading book 3 of the Sir Kaye series. We loved, loved, loved this book. It was full of twists and turns, excitement, near misses, and lots of humor. . . It’s a must read. The whole series is a must read. We are impatiently waiting for book 4!!” —Amazon Reviewer
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Legend of the Forest Beast, the third in the adventures of Sir Kaye and his friends Reggie and Beau, does not disappoint. In the first book (The Knighting of Sir Kaye) and the second book (The Lost Castle Treasure), the reader is introduced to the boys and is immediately swept up in their delightful quest for adventures. The books are about Sir Kaye and his knighthood, and Reggie has been tasked as the official royal chronicler and narrator of these wonderful tales.
In Legend of the Forest Beast, the boys find themselves on another dangerous quest to rescue their tutor Alchir from Bragwayne’s castle. Throughout their journey, the boys end up rescuing all sorts of other people gone missing because of the terrifying and mystical Forest Beast. They must work together and rely on both their wits and their logical and critical thinking skills to gain entrance to the castle and unearth and stop Bragwayne’s evil and selfish plans.
In all three books, Kaye and Reggie learn hard lessons as they struggle with humility and pride. Kaye is often too busy fretting about being a knight and his unfortunate (and hopefully temporary) new knight name that he sometimes forgets to act as a knight should. Reggie is riddled with self doubt and believes he is unteachable and not as smart as his friends. Reggie is my favorite character because he is so flawed and truly believes he is incapable of saving the day. As Legend of the Forest Beast unfolds, Reggie discovers he is valuable to the quest and is actually quite clever and heroic. It is through Reggie that the reader catches fun and entertaining glimpses into castle life because he must go undercover and become both kitchen boy and page to Bragwayne.
Readers of all ages will delight in these tales of Sir Kaye as told to us by Reggie because the boys encounter real and relatable issues along the way: greed, fear, bullying, humility, patience and tolerance, working together and leveraging each other’s strengths, and putting others in need first. These books are filled with teachable moments for young readers. Based on the suspenseful ending of this third book, the fourth book (out in 2017) promises more thrilling adventures for Sir Kaye, Reggie, and Beau!
“What’s more important—what you do or what people think of you?”
Chapter 16 of Legend of the Forest Beast
Enter the Giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of Legend of the Forest Beast by Don M. Winn as well as an author Skype visit.
Don M. Winn is a multiple award-winning children’s author of ten picture books and three children’s novels. His Sir Kaye the Boy Knight® series of novels for independent readers include The Knighting of Sir Kaye, The Lost Castle Treasure, and Legend of the Forest Beast. Don’s picture books include The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon; Superhero; Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge; Shelby the Cat; Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy; and many others.
Don has been writing for over 20 years. After beginning with poetry, Winn moved on to writing children’s picture books. Almost immediately, his growing young readers begged for chapter books, which led to the creation of the Sir Kaye series. As a dyslexic himself, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Winn’s goal is to write books that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader. Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.
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GRAND PRIZE: Author Skype Visit + Library Bound Copies of Books 1-3
2nd PRIZE: Skype Visit + 3 Softcover Copies of Books 1-3
3rd PRIZE: Signed Softcover Copy of Book 3
*Winners of Skype visits can gift them to a school, public library, or homeschooling parent*
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