Book Review: A Quest for Good Manners by Karin LeFranc

Book Review:

A Quest for Good Manners by Karin LeFranc


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis


Category: Children’s Literature, Ages 4-8

Author: Karin Lefranc

Illustrated by: Hannah Neale

Format: Hardcover, 32 pages

Publisher: Beluga Press

ISBN: 978-0-9830459-0-8

Pub Date: June 1, 2011

Award: Mom’s Choice Awards Honouring Excellence



A Quest for Good Manners by Karin Lefranc, illustrated by Hannah Neale is an educational fairytale about a princess named Rosalind and her pet dragon, Sparkler.

The two are chastised by the queen for their terrible table manners and the princess is given an ultimatum: learn good manners or her beloved pet is to be banished. And so, they visit the wizard Percival and begin their “quest.”

A golden fork with rubies acts as a beacon leading them through each challenge that eventually help them learn to say, “please” and “thank you,” and ultimately to act in kindness and consideration.

The story is simple and encourages its young readers (ages 4-8) by example the importance of being polite in a fun, light narrative adventure.

Every other glossy page has a full, clear, and bright illustration to accompany the story while the illustrations alone make this book a wonderful addition to any children’s library!

It’s a light, fun fairytale and an educational book that will help parents and teachers encourage children in the importance of practicing politeness and succeeding in their own personal quest for good manners.


Zara’s Rating


A special thank you to Beluga Press for providing me with a media copy of the book in exchange for an unpaid and honest review.


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