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A Perfect Gentle Knight

by (author) Kit Pearson

Publisher
PRH Canada Young Readers
Initial publish date
Mar 2017
Category
General, Adolescence, Siblings
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780735262447
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $12.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12

Description

Kit Pearson’s long-awaited new novel tells the story of the five Bell children, each of them coping in various ways in the aftermath of their mother’s death. Set in the 1950s and seen through the perspective of the middle child, 11-year-old Corrie, Pearson’s story illustrates how a rich fantasy life both helps and hinders children trying to cope with loss, loneliness, and growing up.While elder sister Roz is growing up and out of the desire for fantasy games, eldest brother Sebastian, who fancies himself Sir Lancelot in their Round Table game, continues to need them as much as ever,

About the author

Contributor Notes

Kit Pearson worked as a librarian for many years before publishing her first novel, The Daring Game (1986). She went on to write the linked novels The Sky Is Falling (1989), Looking at the Moon (1991), and The Lights Go On Again (1993), published in 1999 as The Guests of War trilogy, and Awake and Dreaming (1996), which won the Governor General’s Award. Pearson lives in Victoria, close to Ross Bay Cemetery, one of the settings in Awake and Dreaming .

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR A Perfect Gentle Knight:

"A Perfect Gentle Knight shows Pearson at her best: Great writing in a great and gritty tale, told with realism and compassion." --The Hamilton Spectator

"Exceptional." --Ottawa Citizen

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