Knights of the Round Table: (Bullseye Step into Classics Series)

Knights of the Round Table: (Bullseye Step into Classics Series)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394875798
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/28/1985
Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 242,595
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: 340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Gwen Gross is a freelance writer and editor. She began reading the tales of King Arthur as a child, and as research for Knights of the Round Table she read almost every book on the subject, from the earliest medieval versions to the most recent. She is married and lives in New York City with her two children.

Table of Contents

1The Sword in the Stone7
2Lancelot and the Round Table2
3The Beautiful Witch41
4Sir Gawain and the Lady Ragnell59
5The Kitchen Knight77
6The Last Battle100

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Knights of the Round Table 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that Knights of the Round Table, by Gwen Gross, is a good book.  It’s an adventurous story because there are a lot of great battles.  This book is scary because there are almost deaths within the story.  It’s sad because someone dies at the end of the last story.  It’s both scary and exciting at the same time because there are lots of great battles in most of the stories.  This is why you should read Knights of the Round Table and you should read it at night, because it is a good bedtime story.  (Aiden) 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to read this book. It looks interesting
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
This introduction to the Arthurian legends for children before they can manage Howard Pyle or Sir Thomas Malory's editions contains short chapters which tell about the sword in the stone, Lancelot and the fiery-mouthed dragon, the beautiful witch Morgan Le Fay with her scheme to usurp the throne, Sir Gawain’s marriage to the ugly Ragnall to save Arthur, the kitchen knight known as “Big Hands” who rescues the Lady Linness, and Mordred's treachery leading to the last battle. Readers are asked to imagine a mythic kingdom in England of wizards and witches, fire-breathing dragons, and dreadful giants. Who can rule this magical land? Who can overcome the powers of evil? It is the destiny of King Arthur and his noble knights, who protect and serve the people of Camelot. In the Preface, the author writes, “Was there a real King Arthur? People who study the past think there was. They know only a little about him. He ruled in England about fifteen hundred years ago. He won many battles. And he was a king no one could forget.” Of course, what little we know about the real Arthur is quite different from all the legends that grew up around him, but the legends have become part of our English literature and still deserve to be studied. Many of those legends contain a great deal of immorality, such as Guinevere's adultery, which is not appropriate for young children and is thankfully omitted in this book. The simple vocabulary with large print and the gray pencil and charcoal drawings will appeal to early readers. One of the biggest complaints about this book was the bad grammar with a lot of sentence fragments which make the narrative choppy. "For seven days King Arthur and Sir Gawain rode through the land. They asked the riddle of every woman they met. Young maidens with flowers in their hair. Mothers carrying their babies. Poor women tending sheep by the road. Rich ladies covered with jewels. Some said that women wanted beauty. Some said love. Or wisdom. Or children. Or riches. Or Adventure. Or truth." I noticed this in reading it aloud. While one wouldn’t hold the book up as a model of sentence structure, it could be argued that the stories are written in the same style with which we often speak to express emotion and inflection of voice. The book is apparently available in two editions. Someone suggested that the Bullseye Classics version is without what some see as the horrendous grammatical errors, whereas the Stepping Stone edition is thought by them to be quite poorly written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book is Knights of the Round Table. I like the book because it is more fun. I also like it because it is full with action. I like how they gave you facts in addition to the nonfiction parts. I would recommend this book to children that like action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book was The Knights of the Round Table. I liked this book because there is a war in the last chapter. The book is adventurous also. It's also very magical. I recommend this book if you like knights and wizards
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I think all kids should read it. There was a lot of action. I thought that it was exciting. I learned about all the different knights. I would recommend this book because there were different mysteries and short stories. King Arthur had some and the knights had others. You should buy this book because you could learn about Camelot.
chillen107 More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome and its suitable for ages like 8,7,6 witch im not but I usto love this book when I was young.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good for someone who likes knights, magic, and kings. I enjoyed this book very much! The story is about a king that lived in a spooky wood with his knights. He had became king when he drew the sword out of the stone. It wasn't hard for him at all. When he fought in battles he always won, even if it was very hard, he always won. He alaways loved his castle. He had a good life until one day in a battle he died. Only one of his knights were still alive. This book was good, but I would not recommed it for early readers. I hope you like this book very much!!!!