Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Chapter Book Filled to the Brim with Adventure

Author Don M. Winn’s first chapter book, ‘The Knighting of Sir Kaye’ is the perfect way to get boys interested in reading.

Parents and teachers are always on the lookout for ways to get boys reading, especially with the new school year about to start. The Knighting of Sir Kaye is just the ticket. Boys love stories about knights, danger, and bravery, and happily, this book has plenty of all three. The first installment in the Sir Kaye series, this book takes place in the troubled medieval land of Knox. It centers on Kaye Balfour, a twelve-year-old boy who wants nothing more in the world than to be a famous knight like his father. However, Kaye meets many challenges on his quest to make his dream come true.

Kaye seems to have a charmed life: his father is a legendary knight, he lives in a castle, and he has a great horse. However, there’s plenty wrong with it, too. For one, his father has been away for two years on “official court business.” For another, he deals with challenges that any boy might face: his former best friend hates him, other boys laugh at him for wanting to be a knight, and a bully has chosen Kaye as his target.

Kaye and his new best friend Reggie still manage to have plenty of carefree adventures, until one day, a small act on Kaye’s part makes him the queen’s surprising choice for a new knight. Suddenly, his world is turned upside down and he must face off against real knights and try to help the queen keep her kingdom.

Kaye is a relatable boy, who deals with many of the same issues any twelve-year-old might face today. The Knighting of Sir Kaye is well-paced with plenty of action and humor. Young readers will be captivated by this page-turner and anxious for the next installment in this IRDA Kids Category-winning series. Fans of author Don M. Winn’s picture books will likely begin the transition to chapter books with The Knighting of Sir Kaye, and new readers—as well as parents—will surely become devotees of Winn’s lively, warm, and funny style.

Don Winn

Don Winn is the award-winning author of the children’s novel The Knighting of Sir Kaye. He has written ten additional picture books, including Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy; The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon; Superhero; Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge; and Shelby the Cat.
Don has been writing for over 15 years. After he started writing poetry, Winn moved on to writing children’s picture books. Soon, he started to write chapter books for children. Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.
For more information, please visit www.donwinn.com.
Find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/authordonwinn.
Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/don_winn.


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