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Horace the Horrible : a knight meets his match
Koller, Jackie French.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Cavendish Children's Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The fearsome knight Horace tries to prove to his niece that he is as good as his brother, the King, while all she really wants is someone to help her stop missing her father.
Reading Level:
AD 450 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 71429.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 4 Quiz: 36510 Guided reading level: K.
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A fierce Knight meets his match when he babysits for a princess.

Author Notes

Jackie French Koller is a prolific children's author.

Jackie's first book, Impy for Always, was published in 1989. She's gone on to write over 30 other books including The Keepers and Dragonling Series.

Koller's books have received numerous awards and accolades - among them ALA Notable Book and IRA Teachers' Choice.

Jackie lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and when she's not writing she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, making gingerbread houses, and playing with her grandchildren.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Princess Minuette is sent to stay with her uncle, Horace the Horrible, until her father recovers from the flu. When she wails for her daddy, Horace tries to comfort her by slaying a dragon, vanquishing an army, and saving a damsel in distress. However, none of his heroic deeds turns out quite as planned, and, in spite of all his attempts to make her feel better, Minuette still misses her father. What's a brave knight to do? The child provides the answer: she needs a hug. But can Horace the Horrible doff his armor and risk his reputation for one small girl? His answer surprises both of them. This is a rollicking, humorous tale, complemented by watercolor-and-pencil illustrations that are sure to set children giggling, particularly the picture of Horace in his long johns. Minuette's expressions are priceless, and her unruly hair and determination are reminiscent of Pippi Longstocking. The many full-page spreads paired with the sidesplitting text make this a fun read for storytime sharing. Audiences will be delighted as the gruff, intimidating knight is foiled and eventually defeated by a diminutive red-headed princess who knows her own mind.-Laurie Edwards, West Shore School District, Camp Hill, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.