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​When a brave knight is called upon to serve his king, he is determined to be a devoted servant, rather than an errant knight wandering aimlessly about the kingdom. However, as he travels toward the castle, he is repeatedly stopped by people in need. Despite his sense of duty to the king, the knight’s compassionate, selfless nature compels him to help those in distress.

Many years pass, and the knight is old and frail when he finally reaches the castle. Certain that his errant ways have rendered him a failure, he is shocked to discover that the king has learned of his generosity and kindness. Honored as a hero, the knight sees that by serving the people, he has both followed his heart and fulfilled his service to the king.

Winner of the Storytelling World Award for Stories for Adolescent Listeners, The Errant Knight was also a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Children’s Book of the Year Award and the NAPRA Nautilus Best Children’s Book Award. Doug Keith’s vibrant illustrations perfectly complement Ann Tompert’s poignant story. 


​The Errant Knight
Written by Ann Tompert
Illustrated by Doug Keith

Reading Level: Ages 6-11
Pages: 32
Binding: hardcover
Size: 11" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-0-9701907-6-5
​About the Author
Ann Tompert wrote The Errant Knight as a tribute to her father, a selfless, hard-working man whose personal dreams were often postponed as he raised his three daughters alone. The award-winning author of more than thirty children’s books, Ann lives in Port Huron, Michigan. Her favorite activities include gardening, quilting, reading and antiquing.
​About the Illustrator
Doug Keith's versatility earns him a wide range of illustration projects, including posters, fine art commissions, and more than forty illustrated books. He resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Corie. The award-winning artist has also illustrated Something Special and What If...for Illumination Arts.
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