A Perfect Gentle Knight

Mass Market Paperback | September 9, 2008

byKit Pearson

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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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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 ...

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)...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.85 × 4.12 × 0.75 inPublished:September 9, 2008Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143312588

ISBN - 13:9780143312581

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dull A Perfect Gentle Knight does not tackle how a gentle knight won battles through peace or any other issues that are very critical right now. It's not a book that is full of high action page turners that leave you on the edge of your seat. It's a deeply moving 90 page short novel streched out two and half times too long into an exasperatingly long story. Unfortunately you will not care until the last 70 pages but whats the the point if you put it down long before you get there. Sure depression is an interesting enough topic but this a book for writen for teens! Kit Pearson is a great writer and if you are adept at reading you'll realize that but she just missed the mark this time. Hopefully
Date published: 2009-04-27

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"A Perfect Gentle Knight shows Pearson at her best: Great writing in a great and gritty tale, told with realism and compassion." - Hamilton Spectator

"Exceptional" - Connie Delahanty, Ottawa Citizen