- Age Range: 7 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 0630 (What's this?)
- Series: Time Warp Trio (Book 1)
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books (September 30, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142400432
- ISBN-13: 978-0142400432
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 81 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio) Paperback – September 30, 1998
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From School Library Journal
Grade 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
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Kirkus Reviews
The author of the hilarious The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989) comes up with an entertaining formula in this first ``Time Warp Trio'' story: Narrator Joe is given a magic book (''The Book'') that transports him and two friends to King Arthur's Britain, where they find themselves confronted by a fearsome Black Knight--who's easy to defeat with some quick dodging when he's in mid-charge. Then Lancelot, Gawain, et al. happen by and take the boys for heroes--a reputation they sustain by tricking the loathsome giant who's menacing the castle into fighting the terrible dragon (Smaug) that has also just turned up. Scieszka unobtrusively slips in several classic references and defines some chivalric jargon by having the boys comically paraphrase it; there is some daring juvenile humor on the subject of the giant's various atrocious smells, and the contrast between the boys' breezy manner and the knights' pseudo-formality is also good for several laughs. A little forced, but this should serve its purpose. Smith's drawings deftly reflect the blend of everyday kid with zany, mock-gruesome adventure. See also a simultaneously published sequel, The Not-So-Jolly Roger, reviewed below (in brief). (Fiction. 8-12) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Top customer reviews
We've not purchased the subsequent books yet, but #1 will be a birthday gift to all her friends for at least an entire school year. Even parents will LOL when reading this. Initially I was concerned that the "Medieval" jargon would confuse her, but, similar to Fancy Nancy and Nancy Clancy, the expressions are explained in humorous and contextual ways. Please enjoy!
They are funny, interesting, short chapter books that just make reading fun - and they're written by a guy specifically for guys. I'm not sexist and I'm sure girls would like these books too - just as guys would like the various series available that have girls as the protagonists - but when you're a mother of two sons you understand that sometimes boys need boy's things. These books are one of those things.
BTW I did not choose the book, it was a class assignment.
It's a fun story about a few friends who accidentally find themselves travelling through time because of an uncle's magic book. My sound loved the adventure and humor in the book... I thought parts were fummy myself with a bit of Monty Python reference... the Black Night in the story repeats "NONE SHALL PASS" a couple of times (but don't worry, no severed limbs!)
My son is a fairly strong reader and I struggle with finding books that are challenging enough for him, but are not too mature for him. This book fits the bill!
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