Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The Knighting of Sir Kaye by Don M. Winn

sirkayebook1Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The knighting of Sir Kaye

By Don M. Winn

168 Pages – Ages 8+

Published by Cardboard Box Adventures on September 21, 2012

Reggie Stork was angry with his father for sending him to work in the fields as an “unjust” punishment. Reggie got mad and decided to wander off, following a river. Soon he got lost and fell into quicksand. Kaye Balfour happens to find Reggie and rescues him and the two become friends. Reggie finds out Kaye wants to be a knight like his father Sir Henry, the last good knight in Knox. Sir Henry was training Kaye, but the old king sent him to keep peace between Knox (their land) and Eldridge. He has been there for two years. The Queen of Knox is having a terrible time trying to keep her kingdom together. The King has died, Sir Henry is away and all of the knights won’t listen to her. The Queen is desperate for a hero and then she hears of twelve-year-old Kaye and his friend Reggie who just rescued another person, well, not just any person but the Queen’s own nephew, from a bunch of bandits. The Queen has an idea, but is Kaye up to the challenge?

This was an AWESOME story!It had EVERYTHING! Action, adventure, knights, a kid hero. I love how it was set in medieval times. I like reading about knights. Mr. Winn writes in a great style that makes a very exciting story that is totally appropriate for kids. Kaye was everything I like in a main character. He was brave, smart, kind and had a lot of perseverance.  There are black and white illustrations in the book. I thought they were a nice addition to the story. With great characters,


a clean story and a great message of perseverance and believing in yourself, this book would make a terrific holiday PRESENT ! The ending of the book also sets up the next book in the series (which isn’t out yet).

It is called “Sir Kaye and the Lost Castle Treasure”. I am looking forward to reading it!

Five out of five bookworms for “The Knighting of Sir Kaye”!fivebooks

The trailer for book 1 is exciting!

To read an excerpt from The Knighting of Sir Kaye click HERE.

To learn more about Mr. Winn, please visit his website by clicking HERE.

You can find The Knighting of Sir Kay at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iTunes.

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Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+

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40 replies

  1. The book sounds terrific, Erik! And I was very dazzled by that special, colorful, beautiful, mysterious word in red and green! I hope our birthday quester gets this far and finds it! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the birthday fun! 🙂 (And it occurs to me suddenly that YOU have a December birthday, don’t you?)

  2. I just love your reviews Erik! Great job! This sounds like a great book. I love the idea of medieval setting too. The trailer is great. I look forward to reading this one.

    Paul R. Hewlett

  3. Erik, you’ll have to tell me your secret for colored text in WordPress. I couldn’t figure out how to do it. 🙂

  4. Great-sounding book, Erik! You *KNOW* I love books about knights… and I’ve been having a great time on my own quest! Thank you for participating in the you-know-what!!!

  5. Erik, thanks for reminding us that Susanna also has a Bday coming up. Fabulous review and I am ordering it for a gift!

  6. Action! Adventure and Knights! Sounds like the perfect score 🙂

  7. I’m not sure I like a medieval story. It sounds….. um…. evil. Wait. What?

    Love and licks,

  8. The ending to the trailer made me laugh! And, as becoming the custom, I have to suggest another film because – Danny KAYE starred in it: The Court Jester. If you haven’t guessed by now I am a film fanatic, and my weakness is for British films from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

  9. I still love books set in medieval times! My son would have devoured this story when he was your age. Great review, Erik!

  10. Reblogged this on Don Winn's Cardboard Box Adventures and commented:
    Thanks so much, Erik, for your enthusiastic review. Reading it totally made my day! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
    Thanks again,

  11. This one sounds great, Erik! I think I know a certain young man (who is loving Sir Nathan, btw–thanks for the recommendation!) who would dig this one.

    Say, I’ve been wondering about the debut of a really cool Pea and an awesome Tomato…?

  12. Sounds like a great book! Nothing like feeding a young man’s thirst for adventure!

  13. Erik, this is funtastic! I write adventure so this book is for me. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! 🙂

  14. I hadn’t heard of this series- but it sounds like one that my 5th grade students will enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

  15. The book trailer looks exciting and knighthood has always been romantic for me. Will try to find this one. 🙂


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