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 Knights vs. dinosaurs (Knights vs. ...)
 Author: Phelan, Matt

 Publisher:  Greenwillow Books (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 148 p., ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 714421 ISBN: 9780062686237
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Merlin -- (Legendary character) -- Fiction
 Knights and knighthood -- Fiction
 Dinosaurs -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction
 Characters and characteristics in literature -- Fiction
 Time travel -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $21.88

With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all--dinosaurs.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 198304
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 76444

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/18)
   School Library Journal (+) (06/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/18)
 The Hornbook (00/09/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 Gr 3–6—The Knights of the Round Table share a secret: they spend most of their time fighting with each other for the fun of it because the kingdom has too few dragons to battle. To impress King Arthur, Sir Eric and the other knights embellish their tales. Merlin knows that the elaborate tales are too incredible, so he dangles a dangerous adventure in front of the knights. Of course, they take the bait. At the break of dawn, Sir Eric embarks on an escapade to face the most fearsome creature of all: the "Terrible Lizard." Not to be outdone, Sir Hector, Bors, and the Black Knight join the odyssey. This rollicking story is suspenseful and silly. The black-and-white pencil drawings add to the excitement and include double-page, comic book-like spreads that even reluctant readers will enjoy. VERDICT Themes of teamwork and feminism emerge, making this an excellent choice for all readers.—Annette Herbert, F.E. Smith Elementary School, Cortland, NY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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