Saturday, October 22, 2016

Legend of the Forest Beast ~ ~ ~ Promo Tour*, Review, & Giveaway!



SIR KAYE THE BOY KNIGHT BOOK 3
  LEGEND OF THE 
FOREST BEAST
by

  Don M. Winn
Genre: Children's / Chapter Book / Medieval
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Date of Publication: July 8, 2016
Number of Pages: 178

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The beloved tutor Alchir has vanished! And a dangerous criminal with a grudge against Alchir has just escaped from prison. Kaye is determined to find the tutor and earn a fine reputation as a knight. The search leads Kaye, Reggie, and Beau to a sinister manor house at the edge of a dark forest where nearby villagers live in terror of a deadly monster. As they investigate the mystery of the forest beast, they uncover a terrible plot that could destroy Knox. When there's no one to turn to for help, can they save the kingdom-and their lives-by themselves?





PRAISE FOR LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST:
*Silver Award Winner: Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

"A cracking, fun-filled adventure. Highly recommended!"
—The Wishing Shelf Awards Book Review


"LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST captures colorful adventures, fun characters, and inspirational thoughts in a quick and easy read for children." —IndieReader Review


“OMG! My kids and I just finished reading book 3 of the Sir Kaye series. We loved, loved, loved this book. It was full of twists and turns, excitement, near misses, and lots of humor. . . It's a must read. The whole series is a must read. We are impatiently waiting for book 4!!” —Amazon Reviewer

 


HALL WAYS REVIEW:  Legend of the Forest Beast is the third book in the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series and having not (yet!) read the first two books, I wasn't sure what to expect. Happily, I can report that the third book can easily stand alone as author Don Winn does a terrific job of getting readers up-to speed and acquainted with the characters. However. . . WARNING: whether readers jump in here or have read the prior two books, be prepared to burn through the pages to a cliffhanger ending that leaves readers clamoring for more!

What is impressive about this book is that the story line is not only well-written and engaging, it's also thought provoking. Through descriptions that place the readers right into a medieval world, readers get realistic snapshots of the daily life and dilemmas of that era. Where some authors would feel the need to embellish this period with magic or fantastical creatures, Winn instead keeps things real and focuses on the power of words and the necessity of logic and problem solving skills.  

Readers will delight in seeing how the trio of main characters develops schemes tantamount to the best Scooby Doo episodes. Parents will delight that their kids are learning some excellent lessons on teamwork, friendship, loyalty, honesty, kindness, and much more.  Written in short chapters and accompanied by fabulous, detailed illustrations, this book has it all, and readers can expect doses of suspense & suspicion, fear & fun, and humor & humility.

I highly recommend this chapter book (and likely the whole series) for both reluctant and motivated  independent readers (ages 9-12), and I think it would make a great choice for classroom/library/home read-aloud time. Now, it's time to go back and read the first two books before the final book comes out. (Book 4, The Eldridge Conspiracy, the final book in the series comes out in 2017. Hooray!)




 


Don M. Winn is a multiple award-winning children’s author of ten picture books and three children's novels. His Sir Kaye the Boy Knight® series of novels for independent readers include The Knighting of Sir Kaye, The Lost Castle Treasure, and Legend of the Forest Beast. Don's picture books include The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon; Superhero; Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge; Shelby the Cat; Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy; and many others.

Don has been writing for over 20 years. After beginning with poetry, Winn moved on to writing children’s picture books. Almost immediately, his growing young readers begged for chapter books, which led to the creation of the Sir Kaye series. As a dyslexic himself, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Winn's goal is to write books that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader. Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.

  

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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
GRAND PRIZE: Author Skype Visit + Library Bound Copies of Books 1-3
2nd PRIZE: Skype Visit + 3 Softcover Copies of Books 1-3
3rd PRIZE: Signed Softcover Copy of Book 3
*Winners of Skype visits can gift them to a school, public library, or homeschooling parent*
(US ONLY)
October 22 - October 31, 2016

CHECK OUT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

10/22
Review
10/23
Guest Post 1
10/24
Illustration Preview
10/25
Review
10/26
Excerpt
10/27
Review
10/28
Author Interview
10/29
Coloring Download
10/30
Review
31-Oct
Guest Post 2







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