A child sets out on a quest to become a UCF Knight. While pursuing his dream, he gains the confidence and strength of a Knight. On his journey, he will explore the UCF campus high and low, with his proud parents encouraging him along the way.
Newborn - 4 years old
UCF Knight in Training is now available on the Mascot Books website. Click on the “ORDER NOW” button on the top of this page! We also hope to sell in the UCF bookstore on campus and the Barnes and Noble website this fall!
This adorable book is a perfect bedtime story for your future Knight as it highlights the confidence of a Knight through a young boy's experience traveling around campus. UCF alumni and Knight Nation will enjoy this book just as much as their little Knights. This book also makes a great baby shower gift or pregnancy announcement for any UCF fan.
The University of Central Florida has grown tremendously since opening as Florida Technological University in 1963. It is now the largest university in the nation! It's time for Knight Nation to have a book to read to their children that will continue to build the UCF community and the built by UCF mentality. This book was written by a proud alumna for all the future generations of Knights to come! Let's encourage our little Knights to reach for the stars!
UCF Knight in Training is an 8 page fictional board book. The pages are composed of cardboard which make them easily turned by babies and toddlers.
Please message us on the 'CONTACT US’ page and request an autograph copy. The author will be happy to make arrangements!
Jana Piragic (Mitchell) is a former UCF student-athlete, captain of the volleyball team and student athlete advisory committee (SAAC) member. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Central Florida. She is currently a speech-language pathologist and mother of two future Knights!
For more on Jana, please check out the Author Spotlight by the UCF Alumni Association.
This book was a passion project for me as it combines my love for my children with my love for the University of Central Florida. During my time at UCF, I learned discipline, developed perseverance and earned academic degrees all while making life long friendships and some of the best memories of my life. I hope you all feel the love that was put into this book as it was created for all of Knight Nation.
GO KNIGHTS! CHARGE ON!