MIGUEL’S BRAVE KNIGHT: YOUNG CERVANTES AND HIS DREAM OF DON QUIXOTE

Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and his Dream of Don Quixote by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Raul Colon. Peachtree Publishers

In this poetic celebration of the power of imagination, we meet young Miguel Cervantes years before he creates his unforgettable hero Don Quixote. As a child Miguel copes with the constant chaos in his life by escaping to the world of dreams where he meets a brave knight/ who will ride out on/ a strong horse/ and right/ all the wrongs/ of this confusing/ world. Readers, too, will find comfort and hope through these gentle poems that are beautifully paired with Colon’s watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. Back matter includes notes from both author and illustrator, as well as historical, biographical, and cultural notes.

This review was written by our Pirate Tree guest, poet Irene Latham.  Thank you!

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Irene Latham
Poet & Novelist

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