Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived

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Knights, dragons, and princesses are the things all good fairytales are made of, but what happens when the tale has an LGBTQ ending? Follow Cedric on his journey from his days on a humble pumpkin farm to the adventures that lead him to become a full-fledged knight. Once a knight, discover how he uses his cleverness and courage to vanquish a fire-breathing dragon and rescue a beautiful prince and princess. It is only then does Sir Cedric face his most difficult challenge. Will he follow his heart, and prove that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is choose for yourself how your fairy tale ends?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Atglen, United States
  • English
  • 0764356909
  • 9780764356902
  • 15,676

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The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived is a rhyming children's picturebook that re-imagines classic fairy tale tropes from an LGBT perspective. The story follows young Cedric's journey from pumpkin farmer to squire to knight. He ingeniously defies a fearsome dragon to rescue a prince and princess. The princess offers to wed Cedric, but his feelings are different! Cedric says, "There's someone else I love, and I believe we're meant to be. I'd like to wed the prince if he does feel the same for me." After the wedding and a happily-ever-after conclusion is a brief message from the United Nations Human Rights Office. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived is a tool that parents can read and share with children as a starting point to discuss LGBT social issues such as same-sex marriage. -- Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch The artwork is so mesmerising: the colours are bold and bright, and very entertaining for a young child to pay attention to. There is little text in the book, which would be easy enough for a young child just learning to read to follow along if read aloud. Theres also a gentle rhyme to the text that adds an extra dimension to the book, paired with a few humorous scenes. -- The Book Corps This is a fun, joyful rhyming story of a knight with a difference and a big heart. There are twists and turns throughout that make this an enjoyable and humorous read. But there is also a strong clear message to be who you are and to stand proud. Cedric shows he is the bravest knight of all by marrying the prince. -- Picture Book Perfect This is a sweet story of queer love and the constant presence of pumpkins adds some silliness to the text. Ive read this with my Kindergartner and we both enjoy it a lot. -- Raise Them Righteous
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About Daniel Errico

Shiloh Penfield's previous works include the children's book Unraveling Rose, Boy Zero Comic, a guest artist spot on Red Knight comic, and multiple independent projects. Daniel Errico is a best-selling children's writer and producer, and an expert at spotting lightning bugs. When not working on his site,, he is on a quest for stories that haven't yet been told.
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144 ratings
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 53% (77)
4 32% (46)
3 9% (13)
2 2% (3)
1 3% (5)
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