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The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  78 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
When the castle bully discovers bold Sir Fred is secretly terrified of the dark, he tries to stir up trouble between that brave Knight and his Lady Wendylyn.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by Puffin (first published 1989)
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Jun 14, 2011 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-my-boys
I have a six-year-old who is suddenly afraid of the dark, when he notices that he is alone, so this book is perfect. I let him sleep with a flashlight next to his bed, just in case, though he has not used it since he falls asleep a minute afer hitting the pillow. He mostly does not want to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Good thing he has a strong bladder. The knight in this story faces his fear with candles, an electric eel, and a jar of fireflies, so the flashlight is ...more
Truth to be told, I have actually heard of this book when I was small, but I have never read this book up until now. “The Knight Who was Afraid of the Dark” is a children's book by Barbara Shook Hazen along with illustrations by Tony Ross and it is about a brave knight named Sir Fred who was not afraid of anything...well except for the dark. “The Knight Who was Afraid of the Dark” is a truly fantastic book that children who are also afraid of the dark will easily relate to for many years!

Wow! I
Lynda Felder
Dec 31, 2013 Lynda Felder rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This book is perfect to read to second graders or younger. The only difficulty is in deciding when to show a larger group the pictures, since the text crosses two facing pages, but the images on each page tell different parts of the story.

Adults would love this Knight, Sir Fred, who has a chink in his armor ... he's "knee-bumping, heart-thumping afraid of the dark." (Shook Hazen's words are a blast to read. She explains that Sir Fred was born in the dark ages.) The illustrations by Tony Ross ar
Dec 15, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it
Barbara Shook Hazen exemplifies in this book the overcoming of fears--especially the fear of the dark--and the importance of finding where a person feels accepted and belonged all in the realm of 'being themselves.' It teaches these lessons in a fun and interesting way which appeals to all audiences.
Amanda Hartley
This book shows that sometimes you have to be brave, and your fears aren't so bad if you have someone there by your side.
Feb 21, 2012 Laura rated it liked it
My kids were laughing and loving that a Knight was scared of the dark. He finds his true love and must face his fears to get her. Surprize ending! Loved the pictures too.
Oct 01, 2009 Miekka rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: seths-books
A story about being brave and facing fears. My boys who love to read about knights and princesses really liked it. I thought it was only okay. Ages 3 and up.
Sep 06, 2007 Cindy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children
A jealous knight tries to come between the princess and her love. Will true love triumph? Of course! Very funny, especially the electric eels.
Dec 06, 2008 Cana rated it really liked it
Mommy says: Will Sir Fred overcome his fear of the dark for his ladylove? You'll have to read to find out.
Jan 27, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
Fun, engaging and great for kids who are afraid of the dark! (My two are!)
Deborah Harris
Sir Fred is afraid of the dark. Student learn how to deal with fear.
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JAR4OS-Haz Delightful -afraid of the dark
Dec 28, 2007 hazel rated it it was amazing
the dark's not so scary with someone.
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