The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly (Hardcover)

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"A rousing, funny, feminist workplace fantasy that also takes a frank look at modern poverty." – Kirkus

Moxie
meets A Knight’s Tale as Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant.


Working as a Wench—i.e. waitress—at a cheesy medieval-themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a Knight like her brother. She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and desperately needs the raise that comes with knighthood, so she can help her mom pay the mortgage and hold a spot at her dream college.

Company policy allows only guys to be Knights. So when Kit takes her brother’s place, clobbers the Green Knight, and reveals her identity at the end of the show, she rockets into internet fame and a whole lot of trouble with the management. But this Girl Knight won’t go down without a fight. As other Wenches and cast members join her quest, a protest forms. In a joust before Castle executives, they’ll prove that gender restrictions should stay medieval—if they don’t get fired first.

About the Author


Jamie Pacton grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee. She adores architecture, gardens, art museums, beaches, cake, whiskey. She even kind of likes getting stuck in airports if she has a good book. Currently, she lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, their two kids, and a dog named Lego. Find her on Twitter @JamiePacton.

Praise For…


"A rousing, funny, feminist workplace fantasy that also takes a frank look at modern poverty." – Kirkus

“A smart, fun, feminist romp with lots and lots of heart. You'll be cheering for Kit Sweetly all the way on her quest to be seen and heard as she is.” – Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

“For every girl who’s been told she can’t, and shows them all that she will. This fun and feminist book stole my heart from the first page.” – Sonia Hartl, author of Have a Little Faith in Me

“For anyone who's ever had a roadblock to their dreams. A funny, fierce, inclusive story that will leave you feeling ready to draw your own sword and ride into battle. Kit is my champion!”– M.K. England, author of The Disasters and Spellhacker

“Curl up with a blanket and some cocoa, for reading this book in one sitting is certain to be a knight to remember.” – Rachel Strolle, Teen Services Coordinator, Glenside Public Library District


“As a former serving wench, I can confirm this book is accurate. As a current bookseller, I can confirm this book is AMAZING. A must-read for everyone who ever dreamed of wielding a sword and jousting into the sunset.” – Amanda Quain, One More Page Books

“Full of high-octane sass, girl-power, quirky historical tidbits, and just the right amount of delicious romance. A fun, page-turning delight.”– Joy Preble, Brazos Bookstore

“This mix of workplace comedy, working class struggle, and gender equality activism is sure to please YA fans, whether or not you've ever picked up a sword or ridden a horse.” – Cecilia Cackley, East City Bookshop

“A sharp comedy and a poignant, unflinching portrayal of the working poor that will have you laughing one moment and determined to change the world the next. You won't be able to put it down until you see if this Lady Knight comes out on top.” – Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor

“Hilarious and heartfelt, Jamie Pacton’s debut is not to be missed.”– Mike Lasagna, The Barking Goose Bookstore



Product Details
ISBN: 9781624149528
ISBN-10: 1624149529
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 384