For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian youth groups for boys (and eventually for girls) run by schools and churches to the school operas, theater pieces, and other entertainment for younger audiences; and from the Arthurian juvenile fiction sequences and series to the films and television shows featuring Arthurian characters, children have learned about the world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
About the Author
BARBARA TEPA LUPACK has written extensively about the Arthurian legends and about American literature, film, and culture.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; B. Tepa Lupack Le MorteD' Arthur for Children: Malory's Third Tradition; A.Lynch Text, Image, and Swords of Empowerment in Recent Children's Picturebooks; J.L.Kellogg The Case of the Disappearing Text: Connecticut Yankee for Children; E.S.Sklar Deceptive Simplicity: Children's Versions of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; C.L.Vitto The Sense of Place in Arthurian Fiction for Younger Readers; R.H.Thompson Susan Cooper's 'The Dark Is Rising'; C.Spivack Interview with Susan Cooper; R.H.Thompson Grails, Swords, and Bag-Puddings: A Survey of Children's Poetry and Plays; D.Nastali Arthurian Youth Groups in America; A.Lupack Good King Arthur: Arthurian Music for Children; J.V.Reel Once and Future Kings: The Return of King Arthur in Comic Books; M.A.Torregrossa Camelot on Camera: The Arthurian Legend and Children's Films; B.Tepa Lupack