King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently, Helen Oxenbury
A lively playtime adventure that becomes a warm and cozy bedtime book—perfect for every little knight-in-training. From the illustrator of the award-winning We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Night is falling and playtime is nearly over. But brave King Jack and his faithful knights Zak and Caspar are still protecting their castle fort from fierce dragons and terrible beasts. This captivating, joyful make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime story for brave children everywhere. Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Dinosaur Roar will especially enjoy this imaginative tale.
An ALA Notable Book Bank Street Book Committee Best Children’s Books of the Year Kate Greenaway Award
“It’s an enchanting tribute to both full-throttle pretend play and the reassurance of a parent’s embrace.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A tale of make-believe that children will delight in hearing again and again.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
“Sure to be read aloud again and again, this testament to imaginative play exudes warmth.”—Kirkus Reviews
Peter Bently lives in Devon, England, with his wife and their two children.
Helen Oxenbury, the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes and We're Going on a Bear Hunt, lives with her husband, the illustrator John Burningham, in North London, England.
King Jack and the Dragon 5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
My 5 yr old (also named Jack) LOVES this story. Part of the love of this book is that his name is the main character's name, but the illustrations are wonderful as well. The story is a nice end of day tale, and I don't grow tired of reading it to him. He can read most of it himself as well and we both truly enjoy this book. Hats off to Peter Bentley and Helen Oxenbury for this winner!