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King Jack and the dragon

by Bently, Peter ; illustrated by Oxenbury, Helen

Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011

Price: $15.34

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From Our Follett Early Learning Experts

Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day's end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone.

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A lively playtime adventure that becomes a warm and cozy bedtime bookperfect 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

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  • Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
  • Pub. Date: August 18, 2011
  • Format:  Hardcover
    32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
  • Age Range: PreK - K (3-5 yrs.)
  • Reading Level: 2.5 (What’s this?)
  • ISBN-10: 0-8037-3698-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8037-3698-6
  • Follett Number: 0005JSX
  • Language: English