Squire & Knight (Paperback)
An easy read perfect for fans of fantasy. I loved the storyline. It's simple, funny, and easy to follow. The book follows a knight and his squire as they travel across the land, looking for adventure. The duo comes across a town that a dragon is terrorizing! The knight races off to slay the beast. But as the days pass the squire begins to worry for the knight and does some digging of his own. Will he be able to solve the town's mystery or will he be laughed at for foolish theories? I am very fond of this art style and it complements the story beautifully. If you enjoy this book I would highly recommend the author's other series Three Thieves.
-Eva— From Arresting August Staff Picks
May/June 2023 Kids Indie Next List
“I loved this middle grade graphic novel about a young squire and a dragon that is destroying the town. Can’t wait for it to come out and to hand it to all the kids I know.”
— Elizabeth Schieber, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS
A young squire tackles mysteries, monsters and magic, but the inept knight he serves takes the credit. Every time.
Squire is brainy, bookish, and terribly under-appreciated by the brawny, inept knight Sir Kelton, who somehow always gets all the glory. So when the two mismatched heroes find themselves in a cursed village plagued by a demonic dragon, Kelton rides off to slay it and Squire stays behind to catch up on some reading. But Squire starts to notice that something isn’t quite right about this town . . . Can he uncover its strange secrets?
About the Author
Scott Chantler is the critically-acclaimed, Eisner-nominated cartoonist of BIX, TWO GENERALS, and the THREE THIEVES series. SQUIRE & KNIGHT marks his triumphant return to the world of all-ages fantasy. He lives and works in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
A Junior Library Guild selection
"A timeless, smart take on a classic story."—Booklist, starred review
"Compelling and full of adventure, with a plot as clever as its main character."—Kirkus
"A witty, adventurous tale with excellent character building, this graphic novel gives readers of fantasy and medieval stories plenty to enjoy."—School Library Journal
"...an enjoyable read that champions the shy, the brainy and the inquisitive." —BookPage