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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table [NOOK Book]

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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 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.

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Overview

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.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141918709
  • Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/7/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 96,556
  • File size: 6 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2000

    Wholly Cow

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Beautiful adaptation for the classical child

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    The best version of the magnificent tale.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

    super awesome!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2007

    Good for beginners

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2001

    King Arthur's tales at it's best Kids Version

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2000

    King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    reading level is fairly difficult

    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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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    a medieval knights review on king arthur!!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2002

    King Arthur is the best men

    I like to read King Arthur books. If you read then you won't want to stop that is what happen will me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2000

    King Arthur and His Knights of THe Round Table

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2000

    King Arthur and His Knights of the round table

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2000

    go get it man!

    This book is the best book I have ever read and I think that it is a great book for enyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2000

    The best book in centuries!

    I thought that this book was the best publication to describe the brave adventures and lovely ladies of King Authors court.

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