The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Classic Starts Series)

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Classic Starts Series)

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by Howard Pyle
     
 

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From the sword in the stone and the founding of Camelot to the famed Round Table and the Lake of Enchantment, the legend of King Arthur will never lose its magic. Though simpler, this version includes all the wonderful stories—such as King Arthur’s winning of Guenievere and Merlin’s tragic downfall at the hands of the evil Vivien.

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From the sword in the stone and the founding of Camelot to the famed Round Table and the Lake of Enchantment, the legend of King Arthur will never lose its magic. Though simpler, this version includes all the wonderful stories—such as King Arthur’s winning of Guenievere and Merlin’s tragic downfall at the hands of the evil Vivien.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-This simplified retelling of the Howard Pyle classic is accessible to readers who might not be able to handle the lengthier legends. The author maintains some of the charm of the original by using extended chapter titles such as "How Arthur Performed the Miracle of the Sword and Discovered His Birthright." A concluding chapter suggests several questions for discussion. What is missing is the beautiful, though complex, language of other retellings. Additionally, the author takes a slightly moralistic tone at times when addressing readers. Though reluctant readers may have an easier time with these stories, they might not be engaged enough to want to approach the originals later on. Librarians and teachers might want to recommend audio books or some of Margaret Hodges's picture-book versions of the King Arthur tales (Holiday House) instead of this watered-down adaptation.-Cheri Dobbs, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402776939
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Series:
Classic Starts Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
266,625
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Classic Starts Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book along with many other 'classic starts' books for my 6 year old. He loves the story of King Arthur and the knights of the round table. This book was not too hard for him to read and it really inspired his imagination!! These books are well written and are perfect for the 6-10 age range (in my opinion).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are fantastic for those young reader who want to dig into some great classics but are a little too young for the big wording. These books take the same great classic story and translate them into easier to read versions. Also can be used for AR reading points in school!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. While I was reading it, I actually felt that I was in Camelot. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes myths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&he is sill
Anonymous 17 days ago
I have really only read fiction that included visiting other fiction, sometimes Camelot. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms, Magic Tree House: Christmas in Camelot, to name a few. I once tried to read one of the books, but I had other books to read. I ended up finding this at Goodwill after a dinner with my parents, and started it on the drive home. I am so far enjoying it, and the chapter titles themselves are really long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up reading JRR Tolkien. But this is good too.
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Book is great 4 kids in the 4& 5 grade witj sibblings reading a simler book. This book is amazing and not confusing. 8 year olds can read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dis is a gd bk yo k! $teve (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Katiana Drew More than 1 year ago
it tells you about king arthur and myths.
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