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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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454938057
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Authored by Howard Pyle.

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read some of it - and the other ones - and they are awesome! If you like good literature, that is richly descriptive in subtle nature... I think it is the most enjoyable thing for me to read from of all fantasy I've come across so far. Like I said before: It is Badass... buy it you won't regret it. :J
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book at first made me think it would be boring. Wrong! It was amazing from the first page. I shant not tell you the plot of the book but i will say is that it amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written, enjoyable book. Definetly a must read.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wasn't in the mood to read this properly. I think one needs more free time, because the language, while fun to begin with, became a hindrance to me as I went along. I became very impatient of it. These stories were written for children, and so leave out much of the pathos of the Arthurian legend. They deal with heroics, treachery, magic and honor. There is a moral at the end of each tale and dire warnings. :) I would have enjoyed this more as a young reader or teen, or perhaps just before I went to a Renaissance fair.
theancientreader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This work is a bit different than what we normally review and post, but I feel it would be difficult to find a better book to introduce the young ones to the wonderful story of the legendary King Arthur. I think it would be difficult to find a folk hero, historical figure or group of legends that are better known, have spawned more literature and have had more movies made of them than King Arthur and his legendary Round Table and the Knights and Ladies who were a part of his story. To be frank, I grew up on this stuff, and furtherer more, admit to having been tremendously influenced by these stories when I was younger. In a fashion, they are very much a part of my total make up. I can well remember reading and being read to out of this very rendition. That being said¿Howard Pyle first published this work in 1902. This book represents the first volume of Pyle¿s retelling of the Arthurian Legend. These books, as most of this author¿s work, were directed toward young people of that time. Do not though make the mistake of considering this work a simple child¿s story, as it is far more than that. When I was in high school and then college, I ran headlong into Thomas Malory¿s Le Morte D¿Arthur, and like many other young students, when completely numb. Later, I read Baines¿ rendition, which was of course more readable, but still quite a chore. While these works are certainly worthwhile, and should certainly be read by anyone with the least bit of interest in classical literature, they never-the-less are not easy works. Actually, they are rather difficult and you actually have to work at them. This is good, but sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy a good story. (I often speculate as to just how many people have been completely turned off to classical literature via having been forced to read these old tales when they were young. For those of you who were; a suggestion¿try rereading them now. It is amazing what twenty or thirty years will do to your outlook! This offering by Pyle fits that need, both for the younger reader and for the adult. I admit to taking great delight in reading this author¿s rendition of these old tales and am absolutely thrilled that they are again in print and in such a wonderful edition. The language Pyle uses stays true to the archaic style it was meant to be, yet it is not overwhelming. While the Malory translation is just a kick above G. Chaucer¿s, it is never the less difficult in this day and age. Pyle has toned things down so that the average reader can read and enjoy without a lap full of arcane dictionaries setting in their lap, yet he has not lost the essence and beauty of the original work. This volume starts with the birth of Arthur and then covers many of the tales concerning the various Knights of the Round Table. We meet Sir Kay, Queen Morgana le Fay, Sir Pellias, Sir Gawaine, the wicked down fall of Merlin; The Lady Vivian, Merlin himself and many, many others. The courtly manners, speech and now long outdated attitudes are all meticulously recorded in a readable manner. Now do beware; this is not a politically correct book by any means. The original basis for the story goes back hundreds of years and Pyle¿s rendition was, after all, written in 1902. Actually, if this one is read to a much younger child, an adult really should do the reading and offer explanations as to why events were handled in the way they were.This particular volume is of course illustrated by Howard Pyle himself. I must admit that he is probably one of my most, if not the most, favorite of the older illustrators. The pen and ink drawings are so typically Pyle that it is difficult to confuse him with others. The ample illustrations in this volume are all of that style and in fact strongly resemble old wood engravings. Pyle of course was the creator, or at least the inspirational origin of the Brandy Wine School of Illustration, which include some of the best of the past and are still quite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with king author his bravery and his courage and leadership is amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for an assinment, but ended up enchanted with the story and talking about it to my friends. I would suggest you give it a try- although you my find some problems with the old english. It is worth it!
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Better than the original version
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This book is awesome even though it is extremely fictional and has to be read through acouple of times to remember every thing.If you like long books and mystical happenings(and nights in shining armour defending their fair ladies)this is the book for you.SO START READING OR YOU WON'T BE FINISHED TILL NEXT WEEK!!!! P.S.Sir Guwaine is my favorite and you will see why in the very last story in the book.
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