Once Upon a Tim

Once Upon a Tim


Author: Stuart Gibbs


Illustrator: Stacy Curtis

*Signed Bookplate*

Join New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs in this first book in a hilarious, highly illustrated new middle grade series about a peasant boy who wants to be a knight, perfect for fans of Max & the Midknights.

Once upon a time there was a peasant named Tim.

Yes, you heard that right. This is the story of Tim, a boy who wanted more out of life than to grow up to be a peasant like his parents. (And all his other ancestors as well.) 

Until now, the only path to success in the Kingdom of Wyld was to be born a prince.

But there's never been a hero like Tim before. 

Princess Grace of the neighboring kingdom has been abducted by the evil Stinx and Prince Ruprecht needs a legion of knights to join him on his quest to rescue her. Tim finally has the lucky break he’s been waiting for, the opportunity to change his station in life. And even though he doesn’t know how to ride a horse or wield anything more deadly than a water bucket, he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure his dream becomes a reality.

Except....maybe the real world is more complicated than the stories. Maybe princesses don't need princes to save them. And maybe Tim has more lessons ahead than he ever expected.