A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

A children's book blog by Miriam Rainwater

"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~ Author Unknown

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brave Young Knight

Karen Kingbury's princess story (The Princess and the Three Knights that I blogged about on Sunday) was so well received last year that Kingsbury decided to right another story--this time about a boy protagonist.  Published by Zonderkidz on April 12, 2011, Brave Young Knight tells the tale of one knight's quest to be prince of the land. Brave Young Knight
The other young men who compete with him cheat, steal, and lie, but the knight from the west village is diligent, honest, and kind.  Gabrielle Grimard's beautiful watercolor illustrations are medieval-like in composition and add a whimsical quality to the story.

The Brave Young Knight is a great example to your little boys (and girls) about what it truly means to be a brave knight of character and integrity.  Although these books were written with a Christian audience in mind, they contain excellent messages for children of all religious backgrounds and are not (in my opinion) overtly preachy.

 What is your favorite story about bravery and why?


  1. What a lovely blog, Miriam! I saw your posting on Susan Tunis' blog and, as a mother of six, was intrigued by your blog name. I look forward to following your reviews.

    The Brave Young Knight looks like a great book. So many little men love the Middle Ages-it makes a great setting for engaging them.

  2. I'm so glad that you and your children can benefit from my blog posts. I am the oldest of seven children, so I understand how hard it is to look for good reading material for so many different types of readers at so many ages and with many various interests.