Brothers of the Knight

Brothers of the Knight

Book - 1999
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In this contemporary retelling of the fairy tale "Twelve Dancing Princesses," an African-American reverend in Harlem endeavors to discover why the shoes of his twelve sons are worn to pieces every morning.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780803724884
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Nelson, Kadir - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Twelve dancing princesses


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May 16, 2016

Nelson is one of my all-time favorite children’s book artists, so I checked this one out and read it by myself before my son even had a chance to look at it. Re-reading it with him was a delight, because he enjoyed the magical tale as much as I did. It’s a remix of the classic fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses, except with 12 boys of a single dad preacher in Harlem. Narrated by the family dog, the text is full of energy and fun.


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