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.


  1. The Dark Woods
  2. Leaving Again
  3. Across the Bridge
  4. Into the Castle
  5. Trapped
  6. Ta-da!
  7. A Secret Passage
  8. The Knight
  9. Under the Moon
  10. One Mystery Solved

Critical Reception

As the sequel to a very well received book, The Knight at Dawn was received with a mainly postitive attitude.

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.

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