Knights of the Kitchen Table (The Time Warp Trio Series #1)

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Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.

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Overview

Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Scieszka and his comic cohort, Smith, support the vision of kids in Knights of the Kitchen Table, one of the "Time Warp Trio" series. Joe, Fred and Sam are three wild and crazy guys who travel in time. All Scieszka's skinny time travel novels are fat with adventure, laughs, and tension. Their seventy-plus pages feature wacky heroes who are consistently kid-like, and each book fulfills a promise of wild adventure and giggles galore while making history come alive.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-- A book from his magician uncle transports Joe and his friends, Fred and Sam, back in time to swashbuckling adventures fraught with dangers at every turn. In the first story, quick thinking and daring-do save them from a fire-breathing dragon and a foul-smelling giant; in the second, an encounter with the dreaded Blackbeard almost causes their demise. Tongue-in-cheek humor, laced with understatement and word play, makes for laugh-out-loud reading, as verbal insults are hurled, and the boys outwit their foes. Villains and heroes clash, as do modern and archaic language and dress, causing misunderstandings and mayhem. Short, easy-to-read sentences and lots of zany dialogue perfectly suit the breathless pace. Smith brings new dimension to black-and-white drawings, as looming villains tower over the trio, brandishing swords or lances, and the boys escape their captors. A true melding of word and pictures, and jolly good fun. --Trev Jones, School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142400432
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/27/2004
  • Series: Time Warp Trio Series , #1
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 44,788
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Scieszka

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called "Guys Read" that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children's Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children's literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    WHAT THE HECK!!??!!??

    I'm a very fast reader, and I got through this book in, like, 45 minutes. Interesting story and all, but it was soooo short, it seemed pointless to buy. I hope the other ones in this series aren't that short

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    yo

    it's a great book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

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    Fabulous Series, Loved it as a young adult and still love it to this day

    Jon Scieszka is a genious. Not only has he created a series which grabs your attention but opens your mind to a world of history, even if it is slightly off the wall version of it.
    Great books for readers who are just starting chapter books or for any kid who has ever read 'Stinky Cheeseman and other Fairly stupid tales', by the same author.
    Jo, never expected his birthday to turn into an adventure but with a single gift from his Uncle Jo better known as Jo the Magnificant of "The Book" His and his friends Sam and Fred worlds get dragged along for the ride through time they won't soon forget.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Not that bad of a book.

    This book was mostly about these three kids trying to escape from some knights. The kids whacked the knights pretty good. This is a good book for kid that like science fiction.B.B.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2004

    Dragon V.S. Giant

    This is a great book. It was really funny. My favorite part was when the giant and dragon exploded and was raining body parts. I recommend this for kids in 1st-5th grade.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2003

    great!

    yes, i remember the day clearly, i was in a hurry looking for a school assignment book wen i stumbled upon a shelf with the time warp trio. I took a look and found myself laughing my head off. i'm really suprised it hasn't gotten a newbery award as yet. or has it? WEll, I've read every single book of their series except the one that's supposed to be cuming out (viking it and liking it)i really want to read it now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    the black knight vs the kids

    I thought that the book was very interesting. The book had very good pictures and good words.My favorite part was when the kid hit the knight in the head.It was funny!I thing it was the best book of all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 12, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Awsomer than king aurther III

    It should take place in the vib (very important book) sechtions of the most famest library. Time warp trio books rule

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

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    Fine fixes hum

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  • Posted February 21, 2013

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    It is Joe's birthday, and his uncle sent him an odd present- a m

    It is Joe's birthday, and his uncle sent him an odd present- a magical looking book. Indeed it is magic. It transports the three friends back to King Arthur's time where they will battle a giant and a dragon. Most important of all, if they live, they must find a way back home.
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    I was looking for another funny series to read aloud with my daughter and ever since reading Science Verse and Squids will be Squids, I am a Jon Scieszka fan. Since each book in the series takes place in a different historical setting, I thought it would be interesting.
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    The story is short and humorous. The boys initially have a little trouble deciphering Old English and their encounter with the Black Knight is reminiscent of Monty Python and the Holy Grail- "None shall pass!" My favorite part:
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    "This is like the Stone Age. Those guys at the banquet last night hadn't even heard of TV."
    "Gosh, what a surprise," I said. "Considering that TV won't be invented for another thousand years or so."
    "A thousand years?! I can't live without TV for a thousand years," said Fred.
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    Since the three main characters are boys, and there are some really disgustingly gross parts in the book, I am guessing the audience for this series consists of boys. However, my daughter thought it was hilarious. While it is below her reading level, it is still just a funny and light read that is perfect for bedtime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Histarical books!

    Good serise and funny ilistrations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Slip

    Snap crackle poopflew and killed a bird

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    SHE LOVES THEM!

    MY GODDAUGHTER HAS FINISHED ALL THE TIME WARP TRIO BOOKS SHE RECEIVED FOR HER BIRTHDAY. SHE LOVES THE CHARACTERS AND ALL THEIR ADVENTURES. THE BOOKS MAKE HER IMAGINATION SOAR.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2001

    Good book / short and funny

    My 11 year old son enjoyed reading this book. There were many funny parts to the story and interesting characters. He said that he wished the book would have been longer. It is a short chapter book. He wished that the author would have gave each story more detail and made the story longer. It is a really cute story and a great way to teach kids about King Arthur in a contemporary way. It makes kids want to learn more about King Arthur. As a parent, I would recommend this book also with 4 stars. It is a good read for young boys filled with fun, action, and humor. We had a good time reading Knights of the Kitchen Table together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    The Kichen With a Magic Book

    The favorite part I liked was when Sam hit the Black Knight's head twisted around in a circle. Maybe I would change Merlin to a nice person. If I made the book I would call it The Kitchen With a Magic Book. If I was the writer I would put more color and pictures into it so people wouldn't be tired of itand read different books. It was cool when the sky sort of tunered a different color and the dragon and the giant were fighting and when the giant berped and the dragon shot out flames they exploded and Merlin and Sam were talking a pice of the giants thumb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    Three Knights Back in time

    I like the book Knights of the kitchen table because I like how they bet the dragon.My favorite part was when the dragon came.I also liked when Fred beat the Black knight. The best part was when they hit the ball in Merlin's window. I wish I could see a real knight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2009

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