King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

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by Roger Lancelyn Green, Lotte Reiniger
     
 

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King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the

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They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best.

Step up to the Round Table and join the knights of the Realm!

King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ginny Sautner
The tales of King Aurthur and his Knights of the Round Table are so powerful and enduring that they have become interwoven into our very culture. The straightforward and accessible retelling of these accounts allows these profound characters to come to life for younger readers, providing children the chance to meet such famous characters as the Green Knight, Merlin, Sir Launcelot, and Queen Guinevere. While the motivation for young readers will most likely stem from a desire to turn page after page of this exciting adventure story, these readers will have the added fortune of understanding the many King Arthur allusions in contemporary and classic literature. A must read for adventure and literature lovers alike, these tales run the gamut of human emotion, touching upon virtues of justice, dignity, grace, courtesy, and above all, courage. There is also something to be gained by the adult readers here, who will be able to reconnect to the stories and characters in a way that makes them feel new and fresh. At the conclusion of the book, a helpful guide to keeping track of the many characters, suggested activities, and discussion questions, and even some fun facts about the author and time period are provided. A great addition for the Social Studies or English classroom, this timeless work will entertain students whether they are reading it in its entirety or tale by tale. Reviewer: Ginny Sautner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141321011
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/27/2008
Series:
Puffin Classics Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
69,472
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
NC1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 and lived in Oxford and at his family home in Cheshire, which the Greens had owned for more than 900 years. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by traditional fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. He was a professional actor, a librarian and a teacher. His retellings include Egyptian, Greek and Norse legends, plus a retelling of Robin Hood. He also wrote many books for adults, including a biography of his friend C. S. Lewis, creator of the The Chronicles of Narnia. Roger Lancelyn Green died in 1987.

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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and I was amazed at how the author(s) write. The book takes you through many adventures that lead to many different things. This book marvels your mind and gets you to think beyond of what you ever thought you could think of.
Prov-lady More than 1 year ago
By far one of the best adaptations of King Arthur. The language is beautifully penned. It retains the feel of Medieval era yet is modern enough to be relatable. Perfect read-a-loud.
DominiqueBraxton More than 1 year ago
There are many versions of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Sir Thomas Malory, Howard Pyle, & many others (even John Steinbeck) have written and re-written the beautiful tale in many volumes. Roger Lancelyn Green, the "author" of this version even said himself, "What use is it to write this tale again?" The answer is quite simple. Instead of stretching this tale to four or more volumes, Mr. Green took all the versions of this story, compared them, and put them into one beautiful volume. This version of the book has all the past versions put into it; one version might have a tale, while the other might be lacking it. Roger Lancelyn Green put all of the tales in a very organized way. Also, the language is simple but still has the spirit of bravery, valiance, nobility; the soul of the middle ages when the earth was inhabited by willing knights to do brave quests. Damsels in need of helpl; those were the earth's golden days. This version of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green has all this in one organized beautiful and magnificently bound edition. I strongly encourage you to get this version of the enchanticly strewn tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book because it told everything from King Arthur's beggining to his end and how he came to have the sword, Excaliber.Any who enjoy reading will love this book.Easy to read and very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dozens of tales comprise the legend of King A. This author compiles about 23 and fashions them into a cohesive story, showing the rise of King A., the age of the glory of his realm, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the realm's fall. Most of the tales are episodic they can stand on their own, as well as a functioning part of the legend. Everyone's favorite knights are here: Launcelot, Galahad, Gareth, Tristam, Percivale, evil Sir Mordred, and dumb Sir Kay. Also, the ladies: Queen Guin, Morgana le Fay, Enid, and Blanchefleur. My favorite Knight is Sir Gawain, and favorite tale is that of him and his Lady Ragnell. Well laid out, an easy read, and a good introduction to the courtly age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as you start this book you will not want to put it down. This is a great thriller. It has the begining and end of the reign of King Arthur, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I recommend this book for ages 8-17. It has four stories about the rule of King Arthur. It has romance and adventure in this Novel. You will never forget about this great fiction Book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully set out with many quests that you can follow with the knights. The collection of the Arthuian tales will make you want more. You will almost believe that Arthur will come back in the end. A must for adventure readers.
Anonymous 16 days ago
The price is $109.04. Is this correct??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After my ESL students (8th grade) read "Freak the Mighty" and saw the movie "The Mighty," I wanted to follow up with a unit on the Arthurian tales. This was a little too difficult for them to read independently, though I think they enjoyed it. We used it to learn about quests and what the defining features of a quest are, and with that background they could read a little on their own.
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blackwoman More than 1 year ago
i love this book.. it helped me understand the rest of his history... did anyone else realize that him and morgan le fay were related?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most compelling things about King Arthur is the way all the characters are linked together. Percival however is not directly tied to the others. We constantly see evidence of Percival's special role as both a participant and an observer of King Arthur's reign. King Arthur has all the elements that one would expect in fantasy and a hole lot more that one wouldn't expect in fantasy. King Arthur is both sensual and beautiful. How could King Arthur end in such a tragedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like an old chivalrios book this is the one for you. This version of king Arthur is true to detail for the middle ages so if you like this stuff it's good but if you don't it gets pretty boring. Good if you like the theme - Three Stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book I have ever read and I think that it is a great book for enyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was the best publication to describe the brave adventures and lovely ladies of King Authors court.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like to read King Arthur books. If you read then you won't want to stop that is what happen will me.