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The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

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    Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo

    Gerald Morris' THE KNIGHTS' TALES are a fun way to escape for a few hours. THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE is the third installment in this series. Sir Gawain is known as "the undefeated." He is tired of this title, but because it is what he is known as, when a battle comes up and King Arthur needs someone to win, it is Sir Gawain who is called up. Sir Gawain returns to the court to recount a story of saving a damsel from a dragon. But when he is asked how he treated the damsel, he is dumbstruck. The damsel tried to thank him by bestowing a green sash on him, as well as a kiss on the cheek. But he refused both. During a feast, a strange Green Knight appears at the Court. The knight challenges anyone to a game. Of course, being undefeated, King Arthur requests Sir Gawain to compete. The knight tells Sir Gawain to first strike a blow, and then he will do the same. Simple enough? Well, the knight wants Sir Gawain to strike an axe blow to his neck. Sir Gawain does as requested, and all are stunned when the knight picks his head up off the floor, tells Sir Gawain to appear at the Green Chapel on New Year's Day, and leaves. Sir Gawain knows that this will be the death of him, but he agrees. King Arthur can't let his undefeated knight die, so he sends a group out to find Merlin, in hopes of finding a way to avoid Sir Gawain's death. Instead, the group meets Sir Gologras. If you've read the other books in the series, then you will know that there are more surprises in store for King Arthur's group. Sir Gologras may not be who he seems. I don't want to give away the surprise ending, so I will stop there with my synopsis. But have no fear. As with the previous works in this series, there are many laughs and surprising moments on each page. I found myself laughing out loud a number of times. And that's quite impressive, considering the story is only 126 pages long. Pick up THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE for a fun time.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

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    Great Book for the Round Table lover!

    I am a huge fan of most Arthurian books, especially childrens versions. I think this was a wonderfully done story on Sir Gawain and how he became a better knight and a better man by learning some valuable lessons. The story line was easy to follow, the story was fun and mysterious, and the children can learn valuable lessons from this story. This is the third in a series, and I would recommend this to readers who are learning how to read chapter books, and even for older children who are inte...moreI am a huge fan of most Arthurian books, especially childrens versions. I think this was a wonderfully done story on Sir Gawain and how he became a better knight and a better man by learning some valuable lessons. The story line was easy to follow, the story was fun and mysterious, and the children can learn valuable lessons from this story. This is the third in a series, and I would recommend this to readers who are learning how to read chapter books, and even for older children who are interested in King Arthur in any way.

    The artwork in this book was well done, but not overly done. I think books geared toward this age group tend to provide too many illustrations and not challenging the imaginations of the readers. This book did a great job of providing an illustration for some main points, but left the rest of it to the child's imagination. This is a great book!

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