Miguel's Brave Knight

Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra imagines the adventures of a brave but clumsy knight.

By Margarita Engle Read by Thom Rivera Biographies & Memoirs / Children’s Fiction / History - European English, Unabridged 22m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
							This fictionalized first-person biography-in-verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who grew up to pen Don Quixote, the first modern novel. The son of a gambling, vagabond barber-surgeon, Miguel looks to his own imagination for an escape from his family's troubles and finds comfort in his colorful daydreams. At a time when access to books was limited and imaginative books were considered evil, Miguel is inspired by storytellers and wandering actors who perform during festivals. He longs to tell stories of his own. When he is nineteen, four of his poems are published, launching the career of one of the greatest writers in the Spanish language.
Reviews

"An intriguing, lightly fictionalized introduction to an iconic author..." - Booklist, Starred Review

"...a solid argument for why Cervantes should be revered as an important figure in the Western canon." - School Library Journal, Starred Review