Otter and Arthur and the Sword in the Stone

Otter and Arthur and the Sword in the Stone


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Otter and Arthur and the Sword in the Stone by Dave Whitaker, Gen Goering

Picture a mouse on the back of a falcon soaring over a castle. Imagine that mouse practicing jousting using a squirrel as his horse or storming through the corridors of Camelot with a cat and dozens of knights chasing him. Glimpse into Merlin's cottage as the mouse rummages through the wizard's spell books to learn a magic potion. If it weren't for that mouse King Arthur would never have pulled the sword from the stone.

Otter and Arthur and the Sword in the Stone follows the adventures of a mouse nicknamed Otter who befriends a boy named Arthur and helps him become literature's most celebrated king. Dave Whitaker's story is aimed at elementary school-age readers, combining classic children's literature like Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle with the legend of King Arthur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479106219
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2012
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dave Whitaker is the father of two boys who happen to love stories about mice, knights, wizards, and kings. His sons are featured in the book 'Kids Do the Darndest Things...And Then Dad Posts It on Facebook.'

Dave previously wrote non-fiction in different capacities. His company, Toolbox Training (, is devoted to developing resources and training for adults who work with children.

He also formed Dave's Music Database ( to share his passion for music. Under that banner, he published a book about the top 100 songs of the rock era and a collection of essays originally posted on his blog at

You can learn more about Dave's work at Also check out

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