The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone


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"Learn. That is the only thing that never fails."—Merlyn the Wizard

Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk—the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure—The Sword in the Stone

T.H. White's classic tale of the young Arthur's questioning and discovery of his life is unparalleled for its wit and wisdom, and for its colorful characters, from the wise Merlyn to the heroic Robin Wood to the warmhearted King Pellinore.

Golden Kite Honor artist Dennis Nolan has loved The Sword in the Stone since childhood, and he imbues White's tale with magic and mystery in his glowing illustrations. Readers who know Arthur or are meeting him for the first time will delight in this beautiful rendering of one of the greatest stories of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399225024
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Edition description: Illustrated
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 120,316
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.14(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

About the Author

T. H. White is the author of the classic Arthurian fantasy The Once and Future King, among other works.

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