Midsummer Knight

Overview

Gregory Rogers is back with a new wordless adventure every bit as funny and inspired as The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard. Here the Bear returns as a soldier whose daydreams are interrupted by Shakespeare's fairy, Puck—the Boy in the previous book. Soon Bear finds himself hurtled into an enchanted world replete with treacherous doings, sinister plots and, of course, palace dungeons. Is Bear truly a swashbuckler? Will he ever escape?

Read More ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $19.62   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$19.62
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(122)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2007-04-17 Hardcover New NEW. Pages are clean and binding is secure. Dust jacket is in nice condition. Orders packed carefully and shipped daily with tracking # emailed to you. ... Canadian and international orders welcomed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Pittsburgh, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Gregory Rogers is back with a new wordless adventure every bit as funny and inspired as The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard. Here the Bear returns as a soldier whose daydreams are interrupted by Shakespeare's fairy, Puck—the Boy in the previous book. Soon Bear finds himself hurtled into an enchanted world replete with treacherous doings, sinister plots and, of course, palace dungeons. Is Bear truly a swashbuckler? Will he ever escape?

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Rogers's devious William Shakespeare is back, this time as a mutinous midsummer fairy, in this cheeky mock-Elizabethan sequel to The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard. All the first book's key players, like a professional thespian troupe, assume new roles in this wordless romp, with the golden-hearted Bear in the starring role and the Bard again playing a dastardly villain. In small print that doesn't intrude on an otherwise uncaptioned graphic sequence, Rogers writes, "The last time I saw my friend the Bear he was adrift on the Thames River, about to vanish under the arches of old London Bridge." Readers next see the sleepy brown Bear drifting in his rowboat and bumping ashore in an idyllic grove. In a perfect fantasy transition, the Bear discovers a tunnel and emerges in a parallel forest where he is of Lilliputian dimensions. After nearly becoming lunch for a hungry songbird, he is rescued by a child with antennae and fluttering wings and taken to a fairy castle. However, a vile coup has been instigated by the Bard, a fairy courtier with antennae and wings too. The heroes are thrown in the dungeon with the betrayed fairy king but inevitably escape; in a furious slapstick battle, the Bear helps restore the throne, earning his Midsummer Knighthood. Rogers expertly composes the fast-paced comic panels, specializing in towering bird's-eye views of the fairy forest and in crowded rooms busy with over-the-top silly action. Readers need not know the original story, but it adds to the fun of this rambunctious silent comedy. Ages 6-9. (May)

Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
School Library Journal

K-Gr 4
When last seen in The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (Roaring Brook, 2004), the Bear was drifting alone down the Thames River. His journey takes a new twist in this wordless companion book when he lands at the edge of a wood and stumbles into a magical forest inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream . Here he is rescued from a free fall by a small fairy boy (readers of the first book will recognize him as the Boy, now sporting tiny wings). Soon the two find themselves in the midst of a palace intrigue, and they must work together to free the imprisoned fairy king and queen and defeat a villain before he can escape with the castle's gold. Other characters from the previous book reappear in new roles, including the Bard, now an arch fairy villain wearing a bumblebee-striped tunic. Comic-book panels interspersed with full-page spreads keep the chain of events clear and well paced. Pen and watercolor illustrations add to the lighthearted tone and provide ample detail of the setting and the characters' emotions. Literary allusions and deft use of perspective will appeal to sophisticated readers, while the younger set will enjoy the clear, straightforward story.
—Suzanne Myers HaroldCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Taking up where the previous episode leaves off, the action begins when a bear, dressed in a cape and morion, dashes through a door at the base of a huge tree, and finds himself in a fairy community that is being despoiled by a wasp-winged thug who bears a remarkable resemblance to a certain well-known playwright. Cast into the dungeon where the King and his red-haired Queen are being held, the bear engineers a breakout, and the stage is set for some colorful swordplay, much running about and a final setting-to-rights. Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596431836
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 12.45 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Rogers won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (the English Caldecott) for his illustrations for Way Home, published in 1994. He resides in Brisbane, Australia

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)