Don Quixote and the Windmills by Eric A. Kimmel

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A self-proclaimed knight

Señor Quexada has read so many books about knights in shining armor that he thinks he is one. He gives himself a name more fitting for a knight -- Don Quixote -- and sets off one evening with his squire. At dawn they come across what Don Quixote recognizes as an army of monstrous giants. "Master!" cries Sancho Panza. "They are only windmills!" But Don Quixote knows what he has to do . . .

Don Quixote is the creation of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Eric A. Kimmel skillfully and cleverly crystallizes the character, and with his powerful line and
vibrant color Leonard Everett Fisher completes the funny, loving portrait.

About Eric A. Kimmel

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Eric A. Kimmel has written many books for children and lives in Portland, Oregon.Leonard Everett Fisher has written and/or illustrated more than two hundred children's books in a career that has spanned fifty years. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.
Published April 2, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An exposition sets up Don Quixote’s transformation from bookish dreamer to knight errant wannabe, and then the text (and the knight) launch into the famous windmills, ending abruptly immediately afterward.

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