The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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When the young age Arthur pulls from the stone an embedded sword that none of the knights of the kingdom can budge, his future as the King of England is foretold. This imaginative retelling of the classic Arthurian legends recounts the story of Arthur's formation of the Knights of the Round Table, his securing of the enchanted sword Excalibur, and his wooing of the Lady Guinevere. Included as well are the legends of Sir Pelleas, the story of Sir Gawaine's pursuit of the White Hart, and tales of ...
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When the young age Arthur pulls from the stone an embedded sword that none of the knights of the kingdom can budge, his future as the King of England is foretold. This imaginative retelling of the classic Arthurian legends recounts the story of Arthur's formation of the Knights of the Round Table, his securing of the enchanted sword Excalibur, and his wooing of the Lady Guinevere. Included as well are the legends of Sir Pelleas, the story of Sir Gawaine's pursuit of the White Hart, and tales of Merlin the magician, Morgana Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and many others.
 
One of the best-loved classics of children's literature, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights is magnificently illuminated with artwork of Howard Pyle that brings the pomp and pageantry of Camelot magically to life. This exquisite full-color edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilded edging, and decorative endpapers. It's a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.
 
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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Great book, but a little bit of a stretch for a young reader. T

    Great book, but a little bit of a stretch for a young reader. There are some slow parts, but it's an easy book to pick back up. My biggest thing is actually that the black detailing on mine has begun to peel and now a portion of it is completely gone. This is because in order to bring it around, I had to put it in my backpack. Overall, I still like the book, just remember to take better care of it than I did :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2013

    It is books like these make continue to shop at Barnes & Nob

    It is books like these make continue to shop at Barnes & Noble! Please publish the other King Arthur books, as this is only the first volume of Howard Pyle's comprehensive take on the Arthurian tales. Within this volume, you will find the familiar stories of the sword in the stone, Morgan le Fay, Merlin, the Lady of the Lake, Guinevere, and ending at the marriage of Gawaine. For those who have read Malory, you may be surprised to find that Pyle seems to be drawing some other details from the French Vulgate. Even so, the story is far from complete in this volume.

    There are a few other volumes that would make this a beautiful gift set:
    2.Story of the Champions of the Round Table (this can be found as a free e-book in many places)
    3. Story of Sir Lancelot and his Champions
    4. Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

    If you are reading this, Barnes & Noble, believe me: there are many King Arthur fans out there that will buy these volumes, if you give it the same treatment you gave this volume.

    Pyle's take on the Arthurian legends are sanitized for children, although the language still is archaic and beautifully so. The illustrations are a real treat. The print font is exquisite; they did this volume right. If books like these continue to be a part of the Barnes & Noble experience, I will continue to frequent and purchase these volumes.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    Beautiful collection! Language is a bit advanced for the younger

    Beautiful collection! Language is a bit advanced for the younger crowd but paraphrasing when reading to them should suffice.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Another great collection to B&N though thelanguage might be

    Another great collection to B&N though thelanguage might be a bit difficult for younger kids.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    I have a 3 yr. old grandson, can't wait to read it to him.

    This is one of many Leatherbound Classics that I have purchased and it like the others does not disappoint. Beautiful leather cover makes this classic tale even more appealing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Amazing.

    Amazing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 7, 2012

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