At every castle corner this jittery king turns, he sees an even scarier monster. But when he calls his ten tall soldiers to fight the creature, the monster mysteriously disappears. Until the king rounds the next corner. It takes one brave boy to show the king the folly of his fears. Then it's ten tall soldiers and one small soldier, guarding their bumbling king.
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Knight (Eloise, 1955) illustrates with gleeful panache, providing music-hall comedy soldiers, a whimsically caricatured monarch with a confection of a palace ornamented with multitudes of toads, and a comical cat that comes along to cower or applaud at each new development.| Read Full Review of Ten Tall Soldiers
Time and time again, he calls for aid from his ``ten tall soldiers dressed in blue with tall red hats.'' (In an odd illustrative discrepancy, the hats are actually black with red plumes.) Accompanied by a boy named Peter, the soldiers repeatedly answer the monarch's summonses, only to reassure hi...| Read Full Review of Ten Tall Soldiers