Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight

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10 thoughts on “Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight

  1. Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) says:

    If you have a young reader that loves adventure stories, this one is definitely for them It is action packed, fantastic fun, and full of imagination I am ashamed to admit it, but I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this story.What this story is about is Isaac, his little sister Lily, and his two friends One day they are at school practicing for the school play and the next thing they know they are in a whole different world underground One that has elves, enlarged animals that can talk, and If you have a young reader that loves adventure stories, this one is definitely for them It is action packed, fantastic fun, and full of imagination I am ashamed to admit it, but I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this story.What this story is about is Isaac, his little sister Lily, and his two friends One day they are at school practicing for the school play and the next thing they know they are in a whole different world underground One that has elves, enlarged animals that can talk, and a whole bunch of other extremely weird creatures Actually, the weird creatures are just humans that have made their way to the elves in the underground and are some where in the long process of transforming into an elf themselves.The price for becoming an elf and receiving the immortality that comes with it is a lot, you have to be willing to become almost anything in the process There is no telling what kind of changes you will go through You could become invisible, you might become a giant ear, end up with the butt of a firefly, the options are as endless as your imagination Why did Isaac and his friends end up in this world Well, Isaac is the reason that Lily s jewel gem it s a piece of her toy crown got lost Then while they were looking for it, Lily disappeared Then they found a tunnel that led to the underground trying to find Lilyand well they had to rescue her and get her back home Or else Isaac s mom would be pretty upsetThis story will have your reader or you going from the beginning to the end It is going to be hard to get them to put it down It is a safe story with nothing too scary, except for some giant rats, but they are actually quite humorous Do not be surprised if you hear a good bit of laughter while in the presence of reading this.The whole world is very imaginative and I am super impressed Currently this is the only book out that takes place in this world, but I am hoping that Douglas Gibson will be writingand soon My Rating4.5 StarsThis review is based on a copy provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.Findof my reviews here


  2. Cuppa Cuppa says:

    I was very happy to be asked to review Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson in exchange for a free copy of the book This is a fun, fast paced fantasy novel for middle grades As a librarian, I d probably offer it to children who are ready to move up from short chapter books like the Magic Treehouse, Time Warp Trio or the Dragon Master series It should also appeal to children who love tales with knights and quests Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight opens with three friends, Isaac, Max an I was very happy to be asked to review Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson in exchange for a free copy of the book This is a fun, fast paced fantasy novel for middle grades As a librarian, I d probably offer it to children who are ready to move up from short chapter books like the Magic Treehouse, Time Warp Trio or the Dragon Master series It should also appeal to children who love tales with knights and quests Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight opens with three friends, Isaac, Max and Emma at an after school rehearsal for their class play The rehearsal runs late and then Isaac s little sister Lily is nowhere to be found Angry at Lily for making them even later, Isaac behaves badly, causing Lily to lose the plastic gem from her pretend crown A repentant Isaac and friends search for the gem even though it takes them into the school s creepy basement where they get locked in Leave it to Lily to find a secret exit and get lost again They three friends are in forthan they bargained for when they follow Lily through a tunnel and into a city of elves and their servants How will the three ever find Lily there Douglas does a great job of creating oddly fantastic characters or grotesques such as a giant ear with legs and an army of guard rats that may not be the sharpest crayons in the box This is a talent that he shares with Tony Abbott, as shown in The Secrets of Droon series and L Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz He relies on his own imagination rather than using standard fantasy characters such as goblins and pixies Sure there are elves in this story but there are a lot of uniquely strange creatures as well Isaac and his friends Max and Emma make a terrific ensemble, each with their own strengths to contribute to the group as a whole While Isaac isn t very nice to his sister in the beginning, hethan makes up for his behavior before the end of the book and shows he has the makings of a good leader Max has knowledge of knights and quest stories and turns out to be a pretty fair riddle maker as well Emma finds she hasheart and courage than anyone had suspected Together they are a match for the elves and their servants.My conclusion is that Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a great choice for independent readers or as a read aloud with younger children I m looking forward to the next book in the series


  3. Jasmyn Jasmyn says:

    This is such a cute story Isaac and his friends, through a series of accidents, find themselves in another land hunting for his little sister The Underground is full of some really great ideas I particularly enjoyed the concept of how newcomers became elves Seeing the various stages of transformation as they met the residents of the Underground was great I especially liked the ear man But things get very serious when they find out they may not be able to leave None of them are too keen o This is such a cute story Isaac and his friends, through a series of accidents, find themselves in another land hunting for his little sister The Underground is full of some really great ideas I particularly enjoyed the concept of how newcomers became elves Seeing the various stages of transformation as they met the residents of the Underground was great I especially liked the ear man But things get very serious when they find out they may not be able to leave None of them are too keen on sticking around to see what they might be turning in to Lily is especially vulnerable to this change and they need to get her out fast Not all the creatures they run into are good or bad There are quite a few that are just trying to get on with their lives a very great mix The ending is quite nice, but I hope Lily learns a bit of a lesson out of the whole thing Hopefully we ll seein this world The author left it open for another adventure, but still wrapped this one up very nicely This book was received in exchange for an honest review Seeat


  4. Michelle Arredondo Michelle Arredondo says:

    I received my book of Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson and instantly it put a smile on my face Such a great looking book, I was ready to jump right in and see if the story is as cute as the beautiful hard cover copy I was holding in my hands The adventure begins with Isaac and his best pals Max and Emma practicing for their school Bennettsville Elementary School performance Lily, Isaac s sister had been playing with her Elfself dolls while waiting on her brother When all i I received my book of Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson and instantly it put a smile on my face Such a great looking book, I was ready to jump right in and see if the story is as cute as the beautiful hard cover copy I was holding in my hands The adventure begins with Isaac and his best pals Max and Emma practicing for their school Bennettsville Elementary School performance Lily, Isaac s sister had been playing with her Elfself dolls while waiting on her brother When all is done and they decide to head home Isaac realizes he forgot about his sister..heads back to get her..she is engrossed in her play..heading out together they realize that Lily s gem has fallen off of her crown and has landed somewhere in the schools very creepy Janitors basement The group of kids go after the gemone thing leads to another, Lily goes missing..they find a dark passageway with clues that Lily went in that direction and they find themselves going down a tunnel that leads to an underground realm where everything is not normal and weirding IS the norm in this little odd world of strange creatures with even stranger names Isaac, Max, and Emma are on a mission to find Lily but it is not easy and they find themselves in very strange situations I must say I especially loved the way the book was written There was some funny momentsgreat little quips throughout..the riddles were brilliant and the sarcasm was perfect I found myself thinking onthan one occasion that I could really see this book being a great movie for kids of all ages something like the movie Coraline and the way it was made definitely comes to mind It had just the right amount of strangeness to keep kids captivated and a brilliant way of bringing on the suspense in that great heroic youthful Kids would easily become entranced in such a read I also loved the quality of the booksuch an attractive solid quality feel to my hardcover copy My only issue and I m basically reaching for anything is that I would have really loved to see some illustrations throughoutmaybe at least one per chapter just to help the imagination along and I say this because I really like the cover illustration and wantOk and now that I think about it, I have one other issueI would have loved to getinto the stories of these odd characters.. of what they did..who where they came from and why they ended up in this Underground World with this crazy Elf King that belches when he speaks and the crazy little fairy lady I absolutely recommend this book for kids between 3rd to 5th gradebut I actually think this is the kind of book that could easily be enjoyed at all ages I received my wonderful hardcover copy of this book in exchange for an honest review to which I gladly did so


  5. Kid Book Reviewer Kid Book Reviewer says:

    Thoughts This was a really fun, creative book The writing is fast paced and exciting, the type of book that instantly pulls you into the story and can keep you occupied for hours I loved Max s character he has one of my favorite personalities and liked the touch of humor he added to the story Isaac is an admirable, likable protagonist that I think most kids my age will be able to relate to The story was incredibly interesting, and although it was also simple, I think all kids ages 6 11 Thoughts This was a really fun, creative book The writing is fast paced and exciting, the type of book that instantly pulls you into the story and can keep you occupied for hours I loved Max s character he has one of my favorite personalities and liked the touch of humor he added to the story Isaac is an admirable, likable protagonist that I think most kids my age will be able to relate to The story was incredibly interesting, and although it was also simple, I think all kids ages 6 11 will enjoy this book In addition, I loved the creative twists throughout the story the Ear and the Acro Bat being some of my favorites The high stakes felt very real, so the entire story, I was kept on the edge of my seat This was a super quick read for me, but I still enjoyed it to the fullest and would definitely recommend it to reluctant readers In fact, every teacher should have this book in his her classroom, because it is such a great introduction to reading for kids Fast paced, exciting, likable characters, creative story whatcould I ask for The whole idea of a hidden world under the ground was also very intriguing, something I think kids will really love TALES OF A FIFTH GRADE KNIGHT had a Chronicles of Narnia feel to it And the aspect of Isaac s school being an old castle was an awesome touch Overall, a great book that I would wholeheartedly recommend to any kid my age.NOTE I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  6. Stacey Curnow Stacey Curnow says:

    A Fun, Engaging Rendition of the Hero s Journey for Middle Grade ReadersMy son and I loved reading this book The main character Isaac is, in his own words, nothing special but once he stumbles into the Underground, you ll see that he is, indeed, very special What I love about this book is that it leads its main characters, Isaac, Emma and Max on a Hero s Journey and takes readers along for the ride Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a fun, engaging rendition of the Hero s Journey, complete wi A Fun, Engaging Rendition of the Hero s Journey for Middle Grade ReadersMy son and I loved reading this book The main character Isaac is, in his own words, nothing special but once he stumbles into the Underground, you ll see that he is, indeed, very special What I love about this book is that it leads its main characters, Isaac, Emma and Max on a Hero s Journey and takes readers along for the ride Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a fun, engaging rendition of the Hero s Journey, complete with a Call to Adventure Isaac s lost sister, Lily, goes missing and he and his friends have to find her , and a Crossing of the Threshold into the Underground True to type, too, the story features Allies there s a cool bat creature named Acro who helps Isaac , Enemies rats with spears , Tests including a riddle contest , Rewards knighthood and a Hero s Return in which the world seems new again.Kids will learn a lot about friendship and courage while reading this book and, like Isaac and his friends, they will find that they are a lot braver andresourceful in the face of truly challenging and undesirable circumstance than they ever imagined I hope there will be manyadventures for Isaac and his friends in the future


  7. Carla Johnson-Hicks Carla Johnson-Hicks says:

    Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson is a story geared to middle grade students A group of children accidentally discover a hidden underground world They meet many odd creatures, some fearsome rats and an elf king who does not want anyone to leave this world once they enter it.Isaac, whose little sister Lily is obsessed by elves When her gem jewel falls out of her crown and goes down the stairs into the Bennettsville Elementary School s basement she, Issac and his friends Max a Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson is a story geared to middle grade students A group of children accidentally discover a hidden underground world They meet many odd creatures, some fearsome rats and an elf king who does not want anyone to leave this world once they enter it.Isaac, whose little sister Lily is obsessed by elves When her gem jewel falls out of her crown and goes down the stairs into the Bennettsville Elementary School s basement she, Issac and his friends Max and Emma try to find it Suddenly they turn around and Lily has disappeared Max and Emma join Isaac on this search to find Lily before they all get weirded out in the land of the Underground They need to escape quickly as they are changing into creatures of the kingdom and if they don t escape they will have to stay and serve the Elf King There are some riddles in the story that will make people think which is always a good thing.I am hoping that there will beadventures with this group of friends as I think it will be a draw for middle grade students, especially some of those reluctant male readers I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  8. Melanie Dulaney Melanie Dulaney says:

    Gibson s Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight rings true with the voice of a fifth grade boy which allows for kids in middles grades to immediately connect with Isaac as he looks for his sister who is lost due, in part, to his actions His search takes him, along with his two friends Max and Emma, into a hidden world located directly underneath his school and filled with strange beings, castles, and elven magic Readers in grades 3 through 6 will be engaged right from the beginning as Gibson wastes l Gibson s Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight rings true with the voice of a fifth grade boy which allows for kids in middles grades to immediately connect with Isaac as he looks for his sister who is lost due, in part, to his actions His search takes him, along with his two friends Max and Emma, into a hidden world located directly underneath his school and filled with strange beings, castles, and elven magic Readers in grades 3 through 6 will be engaged right from the beginning as Gibson wastes little time getting to the good stuff vividly described oversized bats who no longer fly, but have other talents, weirded humans who are in between a human state and a elven one, soldier rats with swords, and an elven king who gives a rousing burp for a dinner speech Truly great material for all readers in the targeted age group, but especially for those students labeled as reluctant readers Tales leaves room for many sequels, and, as a librarian always looking for books to put into the hands of kids who don t care to read, I am hoping that Gibson continues writing about Isaac, his friends, and the world of the Underground


  9. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    This book is geared towards the reader age of 9 12 I thought this book was age appropriate Everything from the characters to the story itself was entertaining Who knew there was such an intriguing and a little scary world residing under Isaac s school Yet, I guess I should not be that surprised when your school is an old castle Besides Isaac his friends Max and Emma was cool and so was Isaac s little sister, Lily Although, at times I know Isaac would not think Lily was so cool He is like This book is geared towards the reader age of 9 12 I thought this book was age appropriate Everything from the characters to the story itself was entertaining Who knew there was such an intriguing and a little scary world residing under Isaac s school Yet, I guess I should not be that surprised when your school is an old castle Besides Isaac his friends Max and Emma was cool and so was Isaac s little sister, Lily Although, at times I know Isaac would not think Lily was so cool He is like any typical big brother but when it really counts he is a good protector The Elf King was horrible but all of the creatures of the Underworld were just as horrible if not scary with the spear wielding rats, talking human sized bat, and the thumb nosed prison guard Which actually having a thumb on the end of your nose could come in handy As if you could not already tell, I had such a fun time reading this book I know my nephews will as well Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a shining gem of a read


  10. Charity Charity says:

    For full review please go to 5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com, Twitter camartinez, Facebook 5 Girls Book Reviews REVIEW BY Arianna, age 12 years, 10 monthsMAY CONTAIN SPOILER This is a really good and super funny book My favorite part is when the rats keep shouting HAA because it makes me laugh so hard I fell out of my chair My favorite character is Fred the Acro Bat because he is really awesome and sweet, not to mention his cool secret that you find out at the end


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Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight [Read] ➫ Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight By Douglas Gibson – Polishdarling.co.uk One day, Isaac Thompson is just your average fifth grader playing the part of a porcupine in the school play The next, he has strayed into a mysterious subterranean realm that has been lurking beneath a Fifth-Grade eBook ¸ One day, Isaac Thompson is just your average fifth grader playing the part of a porcupine in the school play The next, he has strayed into a mysterious subterranean realm that has been lurking beneath his school Castle Elementary and launches his quest to knighthood When Isaac s little sister Lily goes missing from their school s creepy basement, he and his best friends Max and Emma set out in search of Tales of Kindle - her Their search takes them to the Underground, where they encounter an army of spear wielding rats, a talking human sized bat, and a thumb nosed prison guard But humans who stay in the Underground too long transform into weird, unpleasant creatures and are forced to work for the horrible Elf King Can Isaac and his crew escape the Underground before it s too late for them to ever return home.


10 thoughts on “Tales of a Fifth-Grade Knight

  1. Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) says:

    If you have a young reader that loves adventure stories, this one is definitely for them It is action packed, fantastic fun, and full of imagination I am ashamed to admit it, but I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this story.What this story is about is Isaac, his little sister Lily, and his two friends One day they are at school practicing for the school play and the next thing they know they are in a whole different world underground One that has elves, enlarged animals that can talk, and If you have a young reader that loves adventure stories, this one is definitely for them It is action packed, fantastic fun, and full of imagination I am ashamed to admit it, but I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this story.What this story is about is Isaac, his little sister Lily, and his two friends One day they are at school practicing for the school play and the next thing they know they are in a whole different world underground One that has elves, enlarged animals that can talk, and a whole bunch of other extremely weird creatures Actually, the weird creatures are just humans that have made their way to the elves in the underground and are some where in the long process of transforming into an elf themselves.The price for becoming an elf and receiving the immortality that comes with it is a lot, you have to be willing to become almost anything in the process There is no telling what kind of changes you will go through You could become invisible, you might become a giant ear, end up with the butt of a firefly, the options are as endless as your imagination Why did Isaac and his friends end up in this world Well, Isaac is the reason that Lily s jewel gem it s a piece of her toy crown got lost Then while they were looking for it, Lily disappeared Then they found a tunnel that led to the underground trying to find Lilyand well they had to rescue her and get her back home Or else Isaac s mom would be pretty upsetThis story will have your reader or you going from the beginning to the end It is going to be hard to get them to put it down It is a safe story with nothing too scary, except for some giant rats, but they are actually quite humorous Do not be surprised if you hear a good bit of laughter while in the presence of reading this.The whole world is very imaginative and I am super impressed Currently this is the only book out that takes place in this world, but I am hoping that Douglas Gibson will be writingand soon My Rating4.5 StarsThis review is based on a copy provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.Findof my reviews here


  2. Cuppa Cuppa says:

    I was very happy to be asked to review Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson in exchange for a free copy of the book This is a fun, fast paced fantasy novel for middle grades As a librarian, I d probably offer it to children who are ready to move up from short chapter books like the Magic Treehouse, Time Warp Trio or the Dragon Master series It should also appeal to children who love tales with knights and quests Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight opens with three friends, Isaac, Max an I was very happy to be asked to review Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson in exchange for a free copy of the book This is a fun, fast paced fantasy novel for middle grades As a librarian, I d probably offer it to children who are ready to move up from short chapter books like the Magic Treehouse, Time Warp Trio or the Dragon Master series It should also appeal to children who love tales with knights and quests Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight opens with three friends, Isaac, Max and Emma at an after school rehearsal for their class play The rehearsal runs late and then Isaac s little sister Lily is nowhere to be found Angry at Lily for making them even later, Isaac behaves badly, causing Lily to lose the plastic gem from her pretend crown A repentant Isaac and friends search for the gem even though it takes them into the school s creepy basement where they get locked in Leave it to Lily to find a secret exit and get lost again They three friends are in forthan they bargained for when they follow Lily through a tunnel and into a city of elves and their servants How will the three ever find Lily there Douglas does a great job of creating oddly fantastic characters or grotesques such as a giant ear with legs and an army of guard rats that may not be the sharpest crayons in the box This is a talent that he shares with Tony Abbott, as shown in The Secrets of Droon series and L Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz He relies on his own imagination rather than using standard fantasy characters such as goblins and pixies Sure there are elves in this story but there are a lot of uniquely strange creatures as well Isaac and his friends Max and Emma make a terrific ensemble, each with their own strengths to contribute to the group as a whole While Isaac isn t very nice to his sister in the beginning, hethan makes up for his behavior before the end of the book and shows he has the makings of a good leader Max has knowledge of knights and quest stories and turns out to be a pretty fair riddle maker as well Emma finds she hasheart and courage than anyone had suspected Together they are a match for the elves and their servants.My conclusion is that Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a great choice for independent readers or as a read aloud with younger children I m looking forward to the next book in the series


  3. Jasmyn Jasmyn says:

    This is such a cute story Isaac and his friends, through a series of accidents, find themselves in another land hunting for his little sister The Underground is full of some really great ideas I particularly enjoyed the concept of how newcomers became elves Seeing the various stages of transformation as they met the residents of the Underground was great I especially liked the ear man But things get very serious when they find out they may not be able to leave None of them are too keen o This is such a cute story Isaac and his friends, through a series of accidents, find themselves in another land hunting for his little sister The Underground is full of some really great ideas I particularly enjoyed the concept of how newcomers became elves Seeing the various stages of transformation as they met the residents of the Underground was great I especially liked the ear man But things get very serious when they find out they may not be able to leave None of them are too keen on sticking around to see what they might be turning in to Lily is especially vulnerable to this change and they need to get her out fast Not all the creatures they run into are good or bad There are quite a few that are just trying to get on with their lives a very great mix The ending is quite nice, but I hope Lily learns a bit of a lesson out of the whole thing Hopefully we ll seein this world The author left it open for another adventure, but still wrapped this one up very nicely This book was received in exchange for an honest review Seeat


  4. Michelle Arredondo Michelle Arredondo says:

    I received my book of Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson and instantly it put a smile on my face Such a great looking book, I was ready to jump right in and see if the story is as cute as the beautiful hard cover copy I was holding in my hands The adventure begins with Isaac and his best pals Max and Emma practicing for their school Bennettsville Elementary School performance Lily, Isaac s sister had been playing with her Elfself dolls while waiting on her brother When all i I received my book of Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson and instantly it put a smile on my face Such a great looking book, I was ready to jump right in and see if the story is as cute as the beautiful hard cover copy I was holding in my hands The adventure begins with Isaac and his best pals Max and Emma practicing for their school Bennettsville Elementary School performance Lily, Isaac s sister had been playing with her Elfself dolls while waiting on her brother When all is done and they decide to head home Isaac realizes he forgot about his sister..heads back to get her..she is engrossed in her play..heading out together they realize that Lily s gem has fallen off of her crown and has landed somewhere in the schools very creepy Janitors basement The group of kids go after the gemone thing leads to another, Lily goes missing..they find a dark passageway with clues that Lily went in that direction and they find themselves going down a tunnel that leads to an underground realm where everything is not normal and weirding IS the norm in this little odd world of strange creatures with even stranger names Isaac, Max, and Emma are on a mission to find Lily but it is not easy and they find themselves in very strange situations I must say I especially loved the way the book was written There was some funny momentsgreat little quips throughout..the riddles were brilliant and the sarcasm was perfect I found myself thinking onthan one occasion that I could really see this book being a great movie for kids of all ages something like the movie Coraline and the way it was made definitely comes to mind It had just the right amount of strangeness to keep kids captivated and a brilliant way of bringing on the suspense in that great heroic youthful Kids would easily become entranced in such a read I also loved the quality of the booksuch an attractive solid quality feel to my hardcover copy My only issue and I m basically reaching for anything is that I would have really loved to see some illustrations throughoutmaybe at least one per chapter just to help the imagination along and I say this because I really like the cover illustration and wantOk and now that I think about it, I have one other issueI would have loved to getinto the stories of these odd characters.. of what they did..who where they came from and why they ended up in this Underground World with this crazy Elf King that belches when he speaks and the crazy little fairy lady I absolutely recommend this book for kids between 3rd to 5th gradebut I actually think this is the kind of book that could easily be enjoyed at all ages I received my wonderful hardcover copy of this book in exchange for an honest review to which I gladly did so


  5. Kid Book Reviewer Kid Book Reviewer says:

    Thoughts This was a really fun, creative book The writing is fast paced and exciting, the type of book that instantly pulls you into the story and can keep you occupied for hours I loved Max s character he has one of my favorite personalities and liked the touch of humor he added to the story Isaac is an admirable, likable protagonist that I think most kids my age will be able to relate to The story was incredibly interesting, and although it was also simple, I think all kids ages 6 11 Thoughts This was a really fun, creative book The writing is fast paced and exciting, the type of book that instantly pulls you into the story and can keep you occupied for hours I loved Max s character he has one of my favorite personalities and liked the touch of humor he added to the story Isaac is an admirable, likable protagonist that I think most kids my age will be able to relate to The story was incredibly interesting, and although it was also simple, I think all kids ages 6 11 will enjoy this book In addition, I loved the creative twists throughout the story the Ear and the Acro Bat being some of my favorites The high stakes felt very real, so the entire story, I was kept on the edge of my seat This was a super quick read for me, but I still enjoyed it to the fullest and would definitely recommend it to reluctant readers In fact, every teacher should have this book in his her classroom, because it is such a great introduction to reading for kids Fast paced, exciting, likable characters, creative story whatcould I ask for The whole idea of a hidden world under the ground was also very intriguing, something I think kids will really love TALES OF A FIFTH GRADE KNIGHT had a Chronicles of Narnia feel to it And the aspect of Isaac s school being an old castle was an awesome touch Overall, a great book that I would wholeheartedly recommend to any kid my age.NOTE I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  6. Stacey Curnow Stacey Curnow says:

    A Fun, Engaging Rendition of the Hero s Journey for Middle Grade ReadersMy son and I loved reading this book The main character Isaac is, in his own words, nothing special but once he stumbles into the Underground, you ll see that he is, indeed, very special What I love about this book is that it leads its main characters, Isaac, Emma and Max on a Hero s Journey and takes readers along for the ride Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a fun, engaging rendition of the Hero s Journey, complete wi A Fun, Engaging Rendition of the Hero s Journey for Middle Grade ReadersMy son and I loved reading this book The main character Isaac is, in his own words, nothing special but once he stumbles into the Underground, you ll see that he is, indeed, very special What I love about this book is that it leads its main characters, Isaac, Emma and Max on a Hero s Journey and takes readers along for the ride Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a fun, engaging rendition of the Hero s Journey, complete with a Call to Adventure Isaac s lost sister, Lily, goes missing and he and his friends have to find her , and a Crossing of the Threshold into the Underground True to type, too, the story features Allies there s a cool bat creature named Acro who helps Isaac , Enemies rats with spears , Tests including a riddle contest , Rewards knighthood and a Hero s Return in which the world seems new again.Kids will learn a lot about friendship and courage while reading this book and, like Isaac and his friends, they will find that they are a lot braver andresourceful in the face of truly challenging and undesirable circumstance than they ever imagined I hope there will be manyadventures for Isaac and his friends in the future


  7. Carla Johnson-Hicks Carla Johnson-Hicks says:

    Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson is a story geared to middle grade students A group of children accidentally discover a hidden underground world They meet many odd creatures, some fearsome rats and an elf king who does not want anyone to leave this world once they enter it.Isaac, whose little sister Lily is obsessed by elves When her gem jewel falls out of her crown and goes down the stairs into the Bennettsville Elementary School s basement she, Issac and his friends Max a Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight by Douglas Gibson is a story geared to middle grade students A group of children accidentally discover a hidden underground world They meet many odd creatures, some fearsome rats and an elf king who does not want anyone to leave this world once they enter it.Isaac, whose little sister Lily is obsessed by elves When her gem jewel falls out of her crown and goes down the stairs into the Bennettsville Elementary School s basement she, Issac and his friends Max and Emma try to find it Suddenly they turn around and Lily has disappeared Max and Emma join Isaac on this search to find Lily before they all get weirded out in the land of the Underground They need to escape quickly as they are changing into creatures of the kingdom and if they don t escape they will have to stay and serve the Elf King There are some riddles in the story that will make people think which is always a good thing.I am hoping that there will beadventures with this group of friends as I think it will be a draw for middle grade students, especially some of those reluctant male readers I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  8. Melanie Dulaney Melanie Dulaney says:

    Gibson s Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight rings true with the voice of a fifth grade boy which allows for kids in middles grades to immediately connect with Isaac as he looks for his sister who is lost due, in part, to his actions His search takes him, along with his two friends Max and Emma, into a hidden world located directly underneath his school and filled with strange beings, castles, and elven magic Readers in grades 3 through 6 will be engaged right from the beginning as Gibson wastes l Gibson s Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight rings true with the voice of a fifth grade boy which allows for kids in middles grades to immediately connect with Isaac as he looks for his sister who is lost due, in part, to his actions His search takes him, along with his two friends Max and Emma, into a hidden world located directly underneath his school and filled with strange beings, castles, and elven magic Readers in grades 3 through 6 will be engaged right from the beginning as Gibson wastes little time getting to the good stuff vividly described oversized bats who no longer fly, but have other talents, weirded humans who are in between a human state and a elven one, soldier rats with swords, and an elven king who gives a rousing burp for a dinner speech Truly great material for all readers in the targeted age group, but especially for those students labeled as reluctant readers Tales leaves room for many sequels, and, as a librarian always looking for books to put into the hands of kids who don t care to read, I am hoping that Gibson continues writing about Isaac, his friends, and the world of the Underground


  9. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    This book is geared towards the reader age of 9 12 I thought this book was age appropriate Everything from the characters to the story itself was entertaining Who knew there was such an intriguing and a little scary world residing under Isaac s school Yet, I guess I should not be that surprised when your school is an old castle Besides Isaac his friends Max and Emma was cool and so was Isaac s little sister, Lily Although, at times I know Isaac would not think Lily was so cool He is like This book is geared towards the reader age of 9 12 I thought this book was age appropriate Everything from the characters to the story itself was entertaining Who knew there was such an intriguing and a little scary world residing under Isaac s school Yet, I guess I should not be that surprised when your school is an old castle Besides Isaac his friends Max and Emma was cool and so was Isaac s little sister, Lily Although, at times I know Isaac would not think Lily was so cool He is like any typical big brother but when it really counts he is a good protector The Elf King was horrible but all of the creatures of the Underworld were just as horrible if not scary with the spear wielding rats, talking human sized bat, and the thumb nosed prison guard Which actually having a thumb on the end of your nose could come in handy As if you could not already tell, I had such a fun time reading this book I know my nephews will as well Tales of a Fifth Grade Knight is a shining gem of a read


  10. Charity Charity says:

    For full review please go to 5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com, Twitter camartinez, Facebook 5 Girls Book Reviews REVIEW BY Arianna, age 12 years, 10 monthsMAY CONTAIN SPOILER This is a really good and super funny book My favorite part is when the rats keep shouting HAA because it makes me laugh so hard I fell out of my chair My favorite character is Fred the Acro Bat because he is really awesome and sweet, not to mention his cool secret that you find out at the end


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