A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.
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8 stars

Knights of the Kitchen Table

AR: 3.8
Lexile: 630
RC: 5.1
by John Scieszka     Illus. by Lane Smith
Short Novel
Genre: Adventurous Funny Fantasy Fiction
The Time Warp Trio #1

Joe got a birthday present from his uncle, Joe the Magnificent. It was a book. But not just any book, because Uncle Joe the Magnificent was not just any uncle! When Joe (the kid) opens his new book, he and his two friends, Sam and Fred, suddenly find themselves face to face with a Black Knight. Before they get back home, they will have to deal with a dragon, a giant, and a famous magician who doesn't seem to fond of them.

This is a really good first story in a really good series. The "Time Warp Trio" series begins with this book that introduces you to Joe, Fred, and Sam, three ordinary boys that get to have adventures traveling through time. It's fun and funny (yes, those are two different things) and very easy to read. If you are a kid that doesn't like reading, check out this book. And if you like it, read the rest of the "Time Warp Trio" books!

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(Last modified:06/08/2010)

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