Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio #1)
Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their style! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.
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This story takes place in a house on Joe's birthday. Joe gets a book from his uncle for birthday. The book helps them time travel. The conflict in the story is person vs. person because at first the kids are fighting a knight, then t ...more
Knights of the Kitchen Table begins at the birthday party of one of the main characters, Joe, at his house in New York City. He is celebrating with this two best friends, Sam and Fred, as well as his mom and dad. His mother gives him a present from his uncle, Joe the Magnificent, a practicing magi ...more
The basic premise of the entire Time Warp Series is extra-meta. A magic book transports Joe, Sam, and Fred back in time so that they can have excellent adventures. Black knights and stinky giants are no match for these kids. Fun for kids to read and packed with entertaining twists on the typical chivalric cliches to keep parents amused as well.
Why The Nine-Year-Old thinks you should pick it up:
“It’s crazy the way the Time Warp Trio ended up in Camelot. Bleob the giant, y ...more
Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Theme(s): Confronting Fears, Dragons, Mythical Creatures, Magic, Supernatural
Opening line/sentence: Halt, vile knaves. Prepare to die.
Brief Book Summary: Joe, Fred and Sam transported back in time because of a book from Joe’s magic uncle. They encounter many obstacles like dragons and giants and must work together to save themselves.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Children's Literature - Susie Wil ...more
The first installment of The Time Warp Trio's adventures, Knights of the Kitchen Table, presents the reader with three young boys - names are incredibly unimportant, given that the three are essentially the same generic character - at a birthday party, discovering a magical "book" entitled Book, which seemingly grants time traveling wishes. It isn't exactly gr ...more
If you are sti ...more
I was looking for another funny series to read aloud with my daughter and ever since reading Science Verse and Squids will be Squids, I am a Jon Scieszka fan. Since each book in the series takes place in a different histori ...more
I found this book to be quite entertaining. At first there was the problem of getting to know the three boys who are the main characters, and being able to differentiate them in terms of their interests.
The story was quite creative in dealing with the age of Arthurian knighthood. The inclusion of baseball was a nice nod to "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Twain, as was the use of Smaug the dragon in a n ...more
I was not disappointed. I was able to read it in one very short sitting (while Michelle swam today - less than an hour), and it was delightful. It is sort of a "fractu ...more
It turns out Joe, Sam, and Frank have been transported back in time to Camelot. And Camelot is being attacked by an angry giant AND an angry dragon at the same time! Also, Merlin doesn't believe they are magicians. It's up to the trio to save the castle, prove their skills, and somehow make it back home.
I was hooke ...more
Joe gets a book for his birthday. But its not just any book its a magical book! They are suddenly taken back in time to Camelot and his knights. There are giants, dragons and e ...more
Jon Scieszka is also the author of the best-selling ALA Notable Book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Knights of the Kitchen Table, and The Not-So-Jolly Roger ...more