Ten Tall Soldiers by Nancy Robison

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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.


About Nancy Robison

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Nancy Robison is the author of 70 books and over 900 short stories and articles for newspapers and magazines, and mostly for young readersHer picture book, "Ten Tall Soldiers" was made into a play and produced in the "Midwest "; and her book, "UFO Kidnap" was voted children's favorite.? She is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 Program and Kidspace for The Christian Science Monitor.Before becoming a writer, she was a model, dancer and actress on television and motion pictures, as well as appearing in three operas; all of which have given her fuel for writing stories. ?Combining her desires and talents, she wrote, produced and hosted a cablevision show called, "Author to Author," where she interviewed writers, editors, publishers, librarians and readers.Her books have won awards, been made into plays, reprinted in other languages and made into e-books.?She has been a volunteer docent at the " "Los Angeles " "Music " "Center " " and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and also for The Performing Arts Center in " "Orange County ," "California " ."? Along with her husband, Robert (of 56 years), she has been active in community affairs working for The Friends of the Library, the Senior Center Garden Club and Sunday school teacher "Nancy " " enjoys photography and has photographed numerous books and photo greeting cards.? Oil painting, tennis and line dancing are her favorite activities
Published November 1, 1991 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 1 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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.

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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...

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