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"Nelson's exuberant figures fill his stage-like scenes. This is a high-flying alternative to the tale's usual dainty renditions." (Kirkus Reviews)
In this contemporary retelling of the fairy tale "Twelve Dancing Princesses," an African-American reverend in Harlem endeavors to discover why the shoes of his twelve sons are worn to pieces every morning.
Posted January 11, 2012
This book was very good. It is a great children's book, it was a little weird in some parts. In most parts it is very good. I think Debbie Allen wrote a good book, and you should read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 14, 2011
Reverend Knight is a pastor in Harlem and a father of 12 boys. In a search to solve the mystery of his sons' torn-up shoes he hires nanny Sunday. Nanny Sunday is taken on a dancing adventure when she discovers their secret!
This modern day twist of the German folktale, "The Twelve Dancing Princesses", is fun and exciting. Elements of jazz and regee are mixed up into both the writing and the illustrations. Told through the family dog, you will want to get up and dance after reading this picture.
Posted January 22, 2009
What a delightful, FUN book! It's a modern take on a classic fairy tale. The illustrations are so enjoyable: beautifully drawn, funny, and filled with details that kids of all ages (and adults) will enjoy! I just discovered this book (january of 2009) but it was published in 2001. It's the type of story that is screaming out to be made into a movie or a Broadway musical. Some smart producer, writer and composer should snatch up this story NOW!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2008
Posted October 4, 2004
This was an excellent story about children and how they learn to deal with their parent. I loved the novelty of the book, and the artwork portraying the story line.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2003
Posted August 27, 2002
My 7 year old son and saw author Debbie Allen in the NBA store in NYC this past weekend. She read Brothers of the Knight as a back to school reading promotion. I was very impressed with the book. If you are looking for a book that will keep your child's attention as well as promote Christian values, this is the book for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 24, 2001