A Perfect Gentle Knight

A Perfect Gentle Knight

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Kit Pearson’s most recent and critically acclaimed novel tells the story of the 5 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, A Perfect Gentle Knight 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 it as much as ever, creating tension in the family and concern for Corrie, who worries that he may have lost his grip on reality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 104 x 172 x 26mm | 117.93g
  • Puffin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0143312588
  • 9780143312581

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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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About Kit Pearson

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 .
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532 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 36% (190)
4 34% (180)
3 23% (121)
2 6% (33)
1 2% (8)
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