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King Jack and the Dragon

Bently, Peter (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
King Jack and the Dragon
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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.
Authors: Bently, Peter, 1960-
Title: King Jack and the dragon
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (some col.) ;,29 cm
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Oxenbury, Helen
ISBN: 0803736983
9780803736986
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury
Subject Headings: Fear of the dark Fiction Play Fiction Imaginary creatures Fiction Imagination Fiction Stories in rhyme
Topical Term: Fear of the dark
Play
Imaginary creatures
Imagination
Stories in rhyme
LCCN: 2011001273
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Friends Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a fort and spend the day defending it from imaginary dragons and beasts. As it gets dark, "giants" (parents coming to collect Jack's friends) carry away first Sir Zack, and then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face the night creatures all alone. Brave at first, King Jack finally quails when a large shadow looms over the fort - but it turns out to be Jack's Mum and Dad, coming to take him to bed. This "full-throttle pretend play" (Publishers Weekly) adventure is only very slightly scary and has a warm and cosy ending.

Picture books newsletter December 2013

Apr 26, 2013
  • milajenken rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My 2 year old loves this book and requests it all the time! It is definitely a quick read, not too scary, and has great illustrations. The best parts are when the 'giants' come to take away the brave knights (it's just the parents of course)! Very fun!

Dec 19, 2011
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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