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The Knight Who Said “No!”

The Knight Who Said “No!”

Author Lucy Rowland
Illustrator Kate Hindley




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Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he’s told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, he always runs inside just as he’s asked. But one morning, instead of saying,”yes,” he says, “NO!” He will NOT help his dad find his shield, his arrow or his bow, and he will certainly NOT let the butcher go past. That night, he refuses to go inside, and in doing so he confronts the dragon, making a very unlikely friend . . .

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What the Critics Said

“A super fun story… It’s entertaining and silly and funny and joyful. It’s the kind of book kids reach for — the kind of book that becomes a child’s treasured favourite simply because it makes them smile and laugh.”

– Kids Book Review “

A potential storytime favourite, methinks.”

– Red Reading Hub

“A beautifully told tale of loneliness, being assertive, and friendship. An excellent story for teaching young children about not judging people (or dragons) at face value and making friends.”

– Library Girl and Book Boy, blog

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable rhyming tale of independence and friendship. The story is sweet, funny and subversive, and Kate Hindley’s illustrations are particularly appealing.”

– Children’s Books Roundup, The Otago Daily Times

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Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Catalan, Basque

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