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.

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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:
141,083
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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