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Mr. Benn Red Knight Hardcover – Nov 1967

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dobson Books Ltd (Nov. 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0234770333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0234770337
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,922,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.

David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to newspapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications as Punch, Times Education Supplement and the Reader's Digest. His first book, Two Can Toucan was published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children's books. As well as his own books, which include the popular best-selling Elmer series, David illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond's Paddington Bear and Forrest Wilson's SuperGran books.

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David McKee is the author and illustrator of over thirty children's books and the creator of several memorable characters besides Mr Benn, including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and King Rollo. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Feb. 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is based on the first episode of the popular TV series and covers Mr Benn befriending a dragon who has fallen out of favour with the king. All the familar scenes are there, the Costume Shop, Festive Road, and the Changing Room. The book has alternate coloured and black and white pictures in the original style. The pictures are drawn in 3D and may be slightly difficult for younger children. All in all, however, a good way of introducing a new generation to the wonderful world of Mr Benn.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Parents in Touch TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Mr Benn - the very conventional looking bowler-hatted man who disappears into the back of a fancy dress shop and has some amazing adventures. In this story, he asks for a suit of red armour. Once he has donned it, he goes out through a different door and meets a dragon - a dragon who needs Mr Benn's help to put right a wrong. But just before the celebratory party, Mr Benn is ushered back through a door..... The intricate artwork is full of fascinating detail and the black and white illustrations make a fascinating foil for the 3D colour pictures. This is the first in the series and it's great to see these delightful stories brought back for a new generation.
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Mr. Benn - Red Knight: A Review 5 Feb. 2005
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Format: Hardcover
Mr. Benn, a bank clerk on his way to a fancy dress party, discovers a dazzling red suit of armor in a shop window. So Mr. Benn goes into the "TRYING ROOM" in the shop, to try on the armor. He finds himself whisked away into a world involving a dragon, white horse, and castle. Of course, Mr. Benn himself is the red knight. And he soon finds himself on a quest-like endeavor.

"Mr. Benn - Red Knight", written and illustrated by David McKee, is truly an enjoyable book. It was first published in the U.S. in 1968, and is still in print today, and for good reason. The story combines an adventurous plot with a wonderful character and charming narration.

This little storybook is suitable for any person, young and old. So read Mr. Benn and make your life (at least for ten minutes) a little less ordinary.
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