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Sir Ryan's Quest Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 14, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; 1 edition (April 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596433302
  • ASIN: B0046LUWMK
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,016,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

A typical household provides the perfect landscape for adventure-as seen through the eyes of a boy's imagination in this picture book debut. The king of pots-who rules the kingdom in the kitchen cupboards-sends a brave and armored Sir Ryan on a far-reaching quest beginning with the "jungle" of a bedroom closet, the garage "castle" filled with oily machines, and finally, the "cave" beneath the kingdom, home to a "moldy monster" (a collection of old boxes). Ryan gathers courage-and knightly accessories like a cape and shield-along the way. Young readers may grow weary of Ryan's elevated and somewhat cumbersome knight-speak, and may be puzzled that Ryan never seems to find what he seeks (the quest ends with a hug and some soup from Mom). However, the preschool set will surely relate to the boy's passion for active, imaginary play. Deeble's colored-pencil illustrations keep readers clued in to reality and fantasy alike and have a rough childlike quality that suits the subject matter. Ages 4-8.
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From Booklist

In a kitchen cupboard, pajama-clad Ryan meets the “king of pots,” who knights Ryan and sends him on a quest. Wearing a protective, cooking-pot helmet, Sir Ryan climbs stair mountains and explores a closet jungle and a garage castle before finally confronting the basement cave’s moldy monster. Retrieving his wooden sword, he returns triumphantly to the kitchen, where his supportive, smiling mom provides a “royal banquet” and hugs the brave knight. The colorful, softly textured, detailed illustrations cleverly depict how everyday objects and settings—together with a child’s imagination and creativity—can inspire playtime adventures. A hanging shirt and tie transforms into a “mysterious man; a tool cabinet and rake become a castle guard. The descriptive narrative incorporates knightly references and amusingly elevated language: “Look upon my enchanted cape and know that I have faced great danger to visit your castle today.” An artful blend of the fantastical and familiar, this charming debut closes with an affectionate, reassuring ending, in which the little knight discovers that his quest’s true rewards are the comforts of home. Grades K-3. --Shelle Rosenfeld

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This book was so wonderfully written and illustrated.
shelley moran
We found this book just yesterday, and have read it just about 8 times already!
Mom of Philip
It's a wonderful story of a little boy's incredible imagination.
Linda W.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda W. on March 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book at the library and now plan to buy it. It's a wonderful story of a little boy's incredible imagination. It's the kind of story that inspires creativity and the enjoyment of the simple lifestyle uncluttered by electronics and scheduled playdates. It's sure to become a favorite of all who read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shelley moran on November 17, 2011
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This beautiful story took me back to the days when my son was little. His imagination took me to many, "places,' through his play. I was so fortunate to be included in his adventures without even leaving our home.
This book was so wonderfully written and illustrated. It made me laugh, cry, and treasure the memories of those days gone by.
The author and illustrator has a special talent of capturing how a child sees the world and explores it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MicheleW on February 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I learned about Sir Ryan's Quest from our local elementary school. They were having a meet the author day at the school as he actually lives a couple of towns over. He spent a couple of days at the school visiting with classrooms and then also had a really energetic and fun meet and greet with parents and more kids one night after school. What a dynamic guy! His passion for stories, creativity and drawings comes through in his personality and in his story of the young Sir Ryan. This is Mr. Deeble's first published work but I hope the publishing industry takes note and hooks him up with a few more books. Fantastic and endearing book! My son was so impressed to actually meet an author and I hope this continues to inspire my little reader to continue his own writing pursuits. He is 8 and already has mini journals of writings and drawings EVERYWHERE! In summary - this is a very cute story about 'what little boys do'. The whole family enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Philip on September 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
We found this book just yesterday, and have read it just about 8 times already! Our son loves it! He said, "look mom, this kid does just what I do...he pretends!" There aren't enough books about kids who use their imaginations to pretend play. Our son does this all the time, so I'm glad there is finally a book that shows him there are other kids out there just like him. I'm hoping there are many more books to come from Jason Deeble.
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This book first caught my eye because it was about knights and a boy named Ryan. My four year old son Ryan is obsessed with knights and castles at the moment so I had to pick up this book. It doesn't disappoint. You follow Ryan as he goes on adventures in his house encountering knights and beasts made of household items.

You can really see through Ryan's eyes as he goes on a pretend play adventure. My son asked me why Ryan thought pots and pans were a knight. I realized then that it was the first time that I really explained to my son about how wonderful imagination can be. I told him that like Ryan, if he just imagines and is creative he can go on his own adventures and imagine and create his own kings, knights and beasts.

I think that the book really sparked my son's imagination. Now I let him play with empty shipping boxes and pots and spoons and he makes his own creations and characters out of it. This is such a wonderful book.
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