The sunflower sword

by Sperring, Mark.

Format: Print Book 2011
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In a land filled with fire and smoke and endless fighting, where knights fight dragons, there lives a little knight who wants to be big like the others, and fight like the others, and have a sword like the others. But his mother won't let him. Instead of a sword, she gives him a sunflower, which, as it turns out, can be mightier than a sword.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A little knight, who lives near a hill where big knights fight dragons, is so young that his mother arms him with a sunflower instead of a sword. Deflated but still game, he climbs the hill and imagines himself slaying dragons when a real one appears. The enormous beast, charmed by the apparent offer of a flower, befriends the boy. Together, they fly about the countryside, inspiring all the knights to lay down their swords, take up sunflowers, and join the fun. Brightly colored and full of action, the expressive illustrations feature an appealing little knight whose disarming features include the cowboy boots on his feet, the upside-down colander on his head, and the goat that serves as his steed. The message of peace arises from the story but remains secondary to the action. A small-scale adventure for other aspiring knights.--Phelan, Caroly. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Knights and knighthood -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Dragons -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Fairy tales -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. :Andersen,2011
Edition 1st American ed.
Contributors Latimer, Miriam.
Language English
Notes First published: London, 2010.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780761374862 (hbk)
0761374868 (hbk)
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