A humorous story of a peasant tired of "peasanting" and in desperate need of a change. Timely illustrations paired with iconic scenes give readers a visual on what's happening. Stuart Gibbs looks to expand the vocabulary of readers of all ages with "IQ Boosters" strategically placed throughout the book. A frolicking, fun knights' tale! — Hannah Odasz
Join New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs in this first book in a hilarious, highly- illustrated new middle grade series about a peasant boy who wants to be a knight, perfect for fans of Max & the Midknights.Tim is just a peasant, but he dreams big. He wants more out of life than to grow up to be a woodsman like his father. Unfortunately, the only route to success in the kingdom of Merryland is to be born a prince. Still, Tim is determined. He is brave and clever and always tries to do the right thing--even though he rarely gets the credit for it. Then news spreads that Princess Grace of the neighboring kingdom has been abducted by the evil Stinx and Prince Ruprecht needs a legion of knights to join him on his quest to rescue her. Tim finally has the lucky break he's been waiting for, the opportunity to change his station in life. And even though he doesn't know how to ride a horse or wield anything more deadly than a hoe, he's going to do whatever it takes to make sure his dream becomes a reality.