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The Realm of Smaller Things by Kent Knowles

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Kent Knowles beautifully illustrated transformative journey tells the tale of Jane, a cruel young girl who torments the animals and insects in the forest, until one day she is about to perform her cruellest feat when a giant wave of creek water washes her away. She awakens on a distant shoreline to discover she has been shrunken to the size of a cricket. She is quickly captured by an army of toad soldiers and summoned before the King of Toads, who judges her for her crimes against smaller things. As the day’s pass, Jane finds herself relying on the very same creatures that she previously tormented.


The Realm of Smaller Things is a wonderfully illustrated book. Both me and my daughter enjoyed the story and the morale and lesson taught within.

The images are so beautifully drawn and really tell the story alongside the words. Alexis really liked reading this book.

About the Author

The son of a chaplain and a school teacher, Kent Knowles grew up traveling around the world. Having lived in Okinawa, Germany and throughout the United States, his love for words and imagery have been nurtured by the rich experiences of his nomadic childhood. Kent enjoys writing for both children and young adults, with a particular interest in exploring the imagination and the unknown. In addition to writing, Kent is also an exhibiting artist and a teacher. For the last 15 years he has worked as a professor of Painting and Foundation Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. When he isn’t teaching, you can find Kent writing children’s books, attacking large-scale figurative paintings and conjuring screenplays. He lives on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two children.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise and Alexis x


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