Knight Time by Jane Clarke
  

Synopsis

Knight Time by Jane Clarke

Every night, when their daddies tuck them in, Little Knight dreams of fierce knight-eating dragons and Little Dragon dreams of dangerous dragon-slaying knights. But one dark, stormy night, their two worlds collide and Little Dragon and Little Knight discover that they both have teddy bears and cuddly blankets - and they're not scary at all! It's silly to hunt each other! they tell their daddies. And so it is. Simple language and powerful imagery shows up the nature of mistaken prejudices and uncovers the universality of night-time fears by using characters who are naturally scared of each other. The result is a reassuring bed-time book with a difference.

Reviews

Heart-warming -- Alison Walsh Irish Sunday Independent Jane Clarke gently addresses common bedtime fears while teaching young readers that you shouldn't be quick to judge those around you Waterstones Books Quarterly The story is effective and enchanting. After reading this to the little ones it is likely that both playtime and bedtime will be entirely different and I would be surprised if it does not become a favourite -- Louise Ellis-Barrett writeaway.org.uk

About the Author

Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke is the talented author of over 80 books for young children, including the award-wining picture books Gilbert the Great, Knight Time and Stuck in the Mud.

Jane Clarke on Jane Clarke:

I live in Kent with my two Labradors, Bramble and Amber. The dogs love to swim in the sea, so I burn a lot of perfumed candles to stop our house from smelling of damp dog.

Thanks to my Mum and Dad, I had a very happy childhood in the English Midlands. Dad attached a trapeze to the branch of a tree in our garden, and my friends and I spent a lot of time hanging upside down pretending to be acrobats. There were always pets – mice, hamster, and guinea pigs, cats and dogs. For a long time, I thought my dog was my brother. My bedroom was stuffed full of fossils and shells.

My ideas come from my family and pets, my friends and their families, and from school. I often lose all track of time when I’m writing. Amber and Bramble have learned to bring me their leads, to remind me to take them out for a walk.

Most of my stories and poems are funny, because I love to laugh, but sometimes I write about sad things. The saddest thing in my life is my husband’s death. Martin was a lovely man, a great husband and Dad. Andy and Rob are now at university and Martin lives on in them, in our hearts, and in our happy memories.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
24 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Jane Clarke
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Author's Website

www.jane-clarke.co.uk/

Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

3rd April 2008

ISBN

9781862305366


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