Miguel’s Brave Knight, the imaginative picture book written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Raúl Colón was released earlier this month. This fictionalized first-person biography of a young Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, details how he found refuge in his imagination to escape a troubled home life, as well as how he obtained the inspiration to write the famous Don Quixote.
“Colón’s stunning pen-and-ink–and-watercolor illustrations add dimension and life to the story, depicting an olive-skinned cast of Renaissance Spaniards and aging Miguel from round-faced boy to lanky young man.” — Kirkus Review
“Noble portraits, done in pen, ink, and watercolor, recall the work of classic popularizers such as N.C. Wyeth and the D’Aulaires. Even readers who don’t progress to Cervantes’s own work will come away with an indelible sense of the story and its creator.” — Publishers Weekly
Be sure to pick up a copy of this wonderful new book!