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Kaye is an ordinary boy who likes exploring and dreams of being a legendary knight like his father. But good knights are hard to find in Knox since the king died. When the new queen knights Kaye for doing a brave deed to help another person, he gets his wish a lot sooner than he expected. Being a knight is a dream come true for Kaye...but he's got a lot to live up to.

Can he hold his own against all the other knights who hate him? Can he outwit the terrible Sir Melchor and defeat him in the deeds-at-arms competition that all knights in the kingdom must participate in? Can he help the queen save her kingdom...even a little bit?

©2012 Don M. Winn (P)2013 Don M. Winn

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Fun and Light!

If you could sum up The Knighting of Sir Kaye in three words, what would they be?

Fun and Light!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Knighting of Sir Kaye?

My 5-year old son: "The tournament because real knights always do it".

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

My son: "I really liked when the princess dubbed Sir Kaye."

Any additional comments?

My 5 year old son and I listened to this story together. We enoyed it and it gave us things to talk about. He's a little obsessed with knights right now, so the topic is perfect. It gave me an opportunity to talk about how not all knights were "good guys". It was a good book for the two of us to listen to and enjoy together and we can't wait for the next book in what will hopefully be a long, successful series.

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FINALLY!! A GOOD book for BOYS!

Where does The Knighting of Sir Kaye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't usually listen to audio books, but this one was a life-saver! Right after purchasing, my kids came down with the flu...we sat and listened together on the edge of our seats! They absolutely loved it, as did I, and they've already started listening to it again!

What did you like best about this story?

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the fact that this was a fun (and wholesome) story that was TOTALLY age appropriate for my 9-year-old son, but was still completely enjoyed by my 8-year-old daughter as well! As a mother, I loved that the hero (Sir Kaye) has no "super-powers" or magic, but depends totally on his intelligence, strength of character, and a strange talent (don't want to kill any surprises!) to defeat the kingdom's villains.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was the rescue of Prince "Bo" from the bunglers and the last day of the tournament.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was particularly moved by two scenes: 1. When Sir Kaye was competing in the tournament against his main adversary and he made the decision to rescue Melcor's squire, knowing that it may cost him the victory. 2. When he chose to rescue the same person that had bullied him, "because it was the right thing to do."

Any additional comments?

I so appreciate someone who has finally written a book that appeals to a boy's sense of honor and "manhood" in such a positive way. This book has values and moral lessons intertwined with humor and adventure that are so refreshingly age appropriate. We (me and my kids) cannot wait for the next book, and we hope that there are many more! Thanks, Mr. Winn!

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Packed with adventure that is clean and appropriate for young ages.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice easy read. Very appropriate for young age group. I love the characters in this book because they show true compassion and friendship for each other. They also show forgiveness and to love your enemy.

This book brings out many qualities that I would want my young reader to learn and imitate and it has a nice adventure and warm story to go with it.

I would recommend this to any parent who wants a book that they don't have to worry about undertones or anything inappropriate.

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Quite a Story!!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Knighting of Sir Kaye to be better than the print version?

No, but it is both convenient and quick.

What other book might you compare The Knighting of Sir Kaye to and why?

I don't usually read Medieval stories, so I'm not sure. Perhaps King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table would be comparable.

Have you listened to any of Stephen H. Marsden, Ph.D.’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't. His performance here was fine.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Life Lessons from The Boy Knight.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful