King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently audiobook

King Jack and the Dragon

By Peter Bently
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Read by Andrew Watts

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664411173

  • ISBN: 9781664519008

Runtime: 0.06 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Peter Bently's unique mix of rhyming verse, storytelling, and humor is a surefire hit with young readers. In King Jack and the Dragon, Jack, his toddler brother Caspar, and his friend Zack build a make-believe fort capable of stopping the attacks of fire-breathing dragons and all sorts of other beasties. But as playtime draws to a close and his knights get carried away by marauding parents, Jack discovers that defending a magical fort is more fun with a few friends.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At once contemporary and classic.” New York Times
“This one is sure to become a full-on family favorite at bedtime.”  Washington Post
“Though the characters are wholly modern, there is a timelessness to the cycle of excitement, apprehension and parental comfort that should give this lovely book a long stay on the nursery shelf.” Wall Street Journal
“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) 
“Altogether, ‘King Jack’ is just about perfect.”  Sacramento Bee
“From this simple premise of imaginative play, Bently and Oxenbury create a classically sweet picture book.”  Horn Book
“The rhyming verse, large trim size, and detailed illustrations…make this a suitable story for group sharing, while the sweet, intimate tone will make it a family favorite.”   Booklist  

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Peter Bently

Author Bio: Peter Bently

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Helen Oxenbury

Author Bio: Helen Oxenbury

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.06
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English