Item description for Brothers of the Knight by Debbie Allen...
This modern fable by actress-producer Debbie Allen is a hip retelling of the classic tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Reverend Knight is at his wits' end. Why are his twelve sons' shoes worn to thread each morning when the boys claim to have been asleep all night? Then Sunday, the new housekeeper, arrives. Her voice is like a songbird's and her biscuits are "slap yo'self good." With the gift of magic, she discovers the boys' nightly trips to a swinging dance hall. They fear their father's disapproval, but Sunday knows they must be honest with him. Can she work her sweet magic on the Knight family--and is there a place in it for her?
The multitalented Ms. Allen now proves herself to be a storyteller extraordinaire. Rising young artist Kadir Nelson's brilliant artwork bursts with color, richness, and energy, making this the perfect gift for funky, toe-tapping fun.
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More About Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen is an award-winning producer, actress, director, and choreographer. Her books include Brothers of the Night, Dancing in the Wings, and Amistad: Give us Free. She lives in Los Angeles, California
Kadir Nelson, New York Times bestselling author and two-time Caldecott Honor winner lives in San Diego, California.
Debbie Allen currently resides in Santa Monica, in the state of California. Debbie Allen was born in 1953.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Brothers of the Knight?
Brothers of the Knight Jan 18, 2008
Brothers of the Knight is a wonderful book that helps children see that dancing is not just for girls but for boys too.
Charming. Jul 5, 2007
I read this book first and foremost because I am a fan of Debbie Allen's. After reading the book, I was convinced that it deserves all the hype...not because of who Debbie Allen is, but because she has written a great children's book. The illustrations by Kadir Nelson are funny, colorful, cute, and charming.
"Brothers of the Knight" is told by the family dog, Happy. Rev. Knight has twelve sons and a mystery to solve in Harlem, New York. Why does each Housekeeper get fired or quit? How are the boys' shoes getting messed up? Will the story end happily ever after? Who upstages the dog in the end? I recommend this charming story book.
Review by: Pamela Jarmon-Wade
Brothers of the Knight Dec 24, 2006
Brothers of the Knight, was a good read told by the family's dog, Happy. Happy tells us that some kind of way Reverend Knight's twelve sons shoes are always, "worn to threads, messed up, torn up, stinky, dirty, tacky, jacked up," but no one never knows how it happened. That is until the Reverend hires Sunday, the housekeeper, who has magical powers. The twelve brothers aren't sure, but they know that she knows their secret. Will Sunday keep their secret from their dad?
I liked it because it was funny and a mystery.
Reviewed by: Marquis, 7-years old
Love this book! Mar 14, 2006
This book has a wonderful storyline, never gets boring(great for my boys) and the artwork is fantastic. The story is funny, down to earth, and the pace is just right. This is my second copy.
For every child Nov 22, 2002
It's a wonderful story full of surprises. Exceptional pictures!