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The Knight at Dawn

Book #

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Dinosaurs Before Dark


Mummies in the Morning


First Four Adventures

Publication date

February 16, 1993

Time setting

c.1300 AD (High Middle Ages)

Place setting


Internal Chronology

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The Knight at Dawn is the second book in the Magic Tree House series. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca. It has sixty-six pages and ten chapters. It was published and released in 1993. It was re-released by Scholastic Inc. by arrangement with Random House Inc. In 1995. It was printed in the United States.


  1. The Dark Woods (1)
  2. Leaving Again (10)
  3. Across the Bridge (17)
  4. Into the Castle (24)
  5. Trapped (30)
  6. Ta-da! (36)
  7. A Secret Passage (42)
  8. The Knight (50)
  9. Under the Moon (56)
  10. One Mystery Solved (62)


Audio Book

Main article: The Knight at Dawn (audio)

The Knight at Dawn has been put on compact disc for those who would rather listen to the story than read it.

Research Guide


The Cover of Knights and Castles

Main article: Knights and Castles

The non-fiction companion to The Knight at Dawn is the research guide Knights and Castles. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne and was illustrated by Sal Murdocca. It was published and released in 2001.

Critical Reception

Being the sequel to a very well received book, The Knight at Dawn was received with a mainly postitive attitude. Like the prequel, it can be found in almost any library with children's books in America.

Notes on Time and Place settings

  • This time of general peace and prosperity (indicated by the feast) is characteristic of the High Middle Ages, which lasted from about 1000-1400 AD. It was also during this time that nobles lived primarily in castles.
  • Plate armor, especially as seen on The Knight, was used in western Europe from about 1300-1500 AD.
  • The presence of exotic animals, such as crocodiles and peacocks, suggests that this is during the time of the silk road, or shortly after. The silk road was most popular from about 1250-1360 AD.
  • In terms of internal chronology, this takes place one day after the previous adventure, Dinosaurs Before Dark.

See Also

External Links

Dinosaurs Before Dark < THE KNIGHT AT DAWN > Mummies in the Morning

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