The Knight at Dawn

The Knight at Dawn

Book - 2013
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Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie use the magic treehouse to travel back to the Middle Ages, where they explore a castle and are helped by a mysterious knight
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2013
Edition: 1st full-color ed
ISBN: 9780449818237
0449818233
9780449818220
0449818225
Characteristics: 66 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Murdocca, Sal - Illustrator

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 12, 2017

What really happened before modern civilization or our current, sophisticated society? Well, you had the Medieval times!! As a child, I would often make up my own stories of what it would be like to live back when toilets were not in existence, or princesses and princes did. I'm sure almost very child has imagined themselves as royalty at one point of another. Jack and Annie take us on an adventure back in time with the Tree House to unveil a world of adventure and fun. Will they make it back to the present safely, despite a couple of things going wrong along the way? Amazing read for beginner readers!
- @Siri of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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TheKAOof73
Feb 24, 2017

Can't wait to read it! This series is fun for dads and daughters alike!

JCLChrisK Jul 05, 2016

So very earnest. So very full of simple stereotypes. So very well plotted and characterized that I can see why this has remained the most popular beginning chapter book series since I started in the business almost fifteen years ago.

Young siblings Jack and Annie find a mysterious box that they use to travel through time and space, often aided by they box's powerful, magical owner. That's right, in its most basic form the series is Doctor Who for 6-8 year old readers (which has been popular enough to become one of the longest running TV shows of all time). Older Jack (8) is the cautious, studious one who wants to learn before leaping; Annie (7) is the optimistic one who rushes right into everything. It's a perfect combination to establish a balance of adventure and education, with just a touch of tension between them. The tree house's owner provides the mystery.

(This review is for the audio of books 1-8, listened to in immediate succession.)

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Ubalstecha
Dec 24, 2011

Jack and Annie are transported to the Middle Ages, where they follow a mysterious black knight into a castle. There they run afoul of some palace servers, who then call some guards to chase them. Annie uses some modern technology to through the guards off their tail, albeit briefly. The siblings race through the various rooms of the castle, but can they escape their pursuers?

This is a short novel for the primary set that is already becoming a little formulaic in its second book. But that is comforting to the beginning reader who is looking to decode text. The plot is also a little thin for the adult reader.

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henein
Jul 29, 2011

the book is awesome and you really should read it

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sichun
Aug 07, 2010

2nd book!

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blue_tiger_3236
Jun 16, 2014

blue_tiger_3236 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 9

red_ant_4512 Feb 27, 2013

red_ant_4512 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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red_dolphin_2244 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 7

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henein
Jul 29, 2011

henein thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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lieza
Jul 29, 2011

lieza thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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sichun
Aug 07, 2010

sichun thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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henein
Aug 10, 2011

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests!

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lieza
Jul 29, 2011

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests!

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