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The Knight Who Might

The Knight Who Might
Lou Treleaven By (author)
Kyle Beckett Illustrated by
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Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd

Limited ***

9.5 X 9.5 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Medieval


The Knight Who Might tries really hard to be a knight, but things don't always go to plan—even with a magic horse, sword, and helmet! However, when The Knight Who Might spots a knight competition advertised, he sees his chance to show the world what a positive attitude can do!

This laugh-out-loud story is all about positive attitude and giving it a go, even when you are bound to fail. A silly story written by prolific author Lou Treleaven and illustrated by Kyle Beckett.


"Move over Little Engine That Could and get ready to share the bookshelf with The Knight Who Might.

This knight's mantra is: 'One day, I might be a knight.' But in repeated refrains, his magic horse, sword, and helmet each proclaim, 'You might not' after the knight falls off his horse with an 'Oof,' gets his sword stuck in a tree, and falls into a mud puddle when he tries to put his helmet on. The horse, sword, and helmet even hide when the knight enters 'ye olde tournament,' reasoning, 'He can't be a knight without us.' But when the ever positive knight journeys to the tournament alone, the three show concern. "'He'll be exhausted,' said the horse. 'He'll be cut to pieces,' said the sword. 'He'll lose his head,' said the helmet.' And when the knight is scheduled to battle The Lord With the Scary Looking Sword, the three doubters come to the aid of the knight when he declares, 'For the first time my life, I'm The Knight Who Might Not.' Tension builds as the knight, now with his horse, helmet, and sword, gallops closer and closer to the scary-looking sword-wielding lord until...'DONK!' Beckett emphasizes the slapstick in his cartoons. The protagonist's magic objects all have googly eyes and eyebrows, which is a little unsettling when the helmet is on the knight's head but does add to the silliness.

Puns, humor, and onomatopoeia emphasize the value of trying."—Kirkus ReviewsJournal

Author Bio

Lou Treleaven lives next door to a farm in Bedfordshire, England, with her family, a silly dog called Honey and a cat called Badger. She has written plays, picture books, and junior fiction.

Through his adventures in Rockford, Illinois and at Ringling College of Art and Design, Kyle Beckett found his passion in children’s illustration. He uses Photoshop to aid in the telling of his quirky and outlandish stories.