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“Absurdly entertaining. Victorious on all fronts.”—Booklist (starred review)

Renowned for their courage, their chivalry, and their ability to fight mythical creatures, the Knights of the Round Table must face their most dangerous opponents yet—DINOSAURS!

This heavily illustrated middle grade novel from award-winning author and artist Matt Phelan is a hilarious, rip-roaring tale of derring-do perfect for reluctant readers and fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Terrible Two.

Let me tell you a secret about the Knights of the Round Table: they don’t have much to do. The realm is at peace and dragons are few and far between. So Merlin decides to send the knights out on a real adventure to a world filled with the most terrible lizards of all: DINOSAURS!

Knights vs. Dinosaurs is a highly illustrated, fast-paced adventure full of uproarious knightly hijinks, surprising secrets, and terrifying dinosaurs. With art on nearly every page, including an epic fight scene depicted in several graphic-novel style spreads, this engaging story is Monty Python for young middle school readers.

A great choice for reluctant readers, aspiring knights, and fans of Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot.

“This rollicking story is suspenseful and silly. An excellent choice for all readers.”—School Library Journal (starred review)

Paperback, 176 pages
Published on April 2, 2019 by Greenwillow Books
ISBN-10: 0062686240
ISBN-13: 9780062686244
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  • VictoriaWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:38 am
    The book I read is called Knights vs. Dinoisors and written by: Matt Phelon and the year it was written in was 2018. I like the book because there are dinoisors, nights ,and fighting. All four brave nights ,and a squire set off to find a particular cave with a fortune in it. As the sun rose Sir Eric pointed the way to the cave. On the way to the cave they had to fight 3 T-Rexs. They got to the cave but all they found was a tooth so they grabbed it and got on there horses and went home.When they got back to their Kingdom they presented the tooth to the King and Queen. In my opinion what I like about the book is what happens in chapter 10 A COME COOL SWIM because when one of the knights said”RETREAT “ they ran until they found a beautiful lake. One of the knights said” I suggest that we have a swim”. But when they were swimming and relaxing they were attacked by a water dragon. They killed the water dragon.In my opinion what I don’t like about the book is that there was only 14 chapters. I would want there to be more, then just 14 chapters. I wanted to know if there was something important about the tooth and the cave.I wanted to know if they had another journey.I really wish there was more to the book. I recommend this book to whoever likes KNIGHTS and DINOSAURS.
    • christianWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:37 am
      The name is Knights VS Dinosaurs .It is written by Matt Phelan and published in 2018. I think it is exciting and it has a really cool setting. What I like most about the book are two things, I like all the dinosaurs because all they do is fight each other.I also like the black knight because he is the best at fighting . My opinion on the book is it’s really exciting .I like the setting one ,because it has dinosaurs ,and you know how I like dinosaurs .But I also like how it’s medieval time I like it because they live in caves.I also like how there are always looking for an adventure. The exciting and really cool setting is what made this a really good book. I recommend this book to sevan too twelve year olds because it is long chapters but easy words.I recommend this book.
      • RyanWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:37 am
        In Knights vsDinosaurs by Matt Phelan dinos are back. It was written in 2018.This story is an excellent story.With caves and a good setting . Sir eric had slade and beat 4 dragons . When they eat dinner that talk about what they did. Sir eric said he beat 40 beasts.Then Mal said go to a cave. They went to the cave and find a dragon . Finally they beat the lizards . What I like about is when they go to the cave and find a book.Then a dino comes and finds him.the dino picks up mel in his mouth. It is my favorite part because there is action and it is funny What I did not like is when they are at the table talking because there is no action and it is not funny I strongly believe the caves and the story make the book easy to read.I recommend this book kids that like dinos.
        • JostanWednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:36 am
          This story is called Knights vs. Dinosaurs. It was written by Matt Phelan,and it was written in 2018. This book is a story that I really liked and has a cool setting. Once upon a time , in a castle a knight said he slayed “40” dragons. Then Sir Bors, Sir Hector, and The Black Knight want Sir Eric to prove it.So they all march out to fight a dragon. Next , they start fighting dinosaurs instead of dragons. As they go, they stumble into 5 T-Rexes, fortunately , they defeated them. First of all, what I like most about the book is that it is prehistoric. For example , this book is during the time of dinosaurs. In addition, I like it because the author took creatures from over five-billion years ago. Second, he combined them with humans from now. Furthermore, I really like that the knights won. I like the setting because it’s in the past and present. What I mean is that it has dinosaurs, which are prehistoric, and it has knights, which are from the present, and it’s combined. The really adventurous setting in this book is awesome, and I really like it. I recommend this to everyone, because it’s cool, interesting, and funny.