His kingdom was magical, his knights were loyal, and his life was filled with adventure. . . .
Young Arthur Pendragon became High King of England the instant he pulled the mysterious sword from within the stone. He unlocked the magic within the sword Excalibur, and won the heart of the Lady Guenever. At his side through quests and adventures were the Knights of the Round Table—among Gawain, who faced certain death at the hands of the Green Knight; Percival, who learned that it took more than a victory on horseback to win a place at the Round Table; and Lancelot, who daily felt a passion he was forced to hide. And over them all ruled Arthur, true King. . . .
"Stands far beyond any Arthurian collection for young readers."—Times Literary Supplement
"Other than Malory, I can think of no better introduction to the whole sweep of Arthurian stories."—School Library Journal, starred review
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Series:||King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table|
|Product dimensions:||5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.48(d)|
|Lexile:||1150L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Rosemary Sutcliff wrote more than 40 historical novels for young adults-including The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle, and Black Ships Before Troy-five adult novels, and several books of nonfiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I have always loved the legends of King Arthur. I read them as a child and I read them in college when I took a class called Medieval Epic and Romance. There is something so appealing about these stories, the combination of chivalry and strength and the fact that a knight without courtesy and mercy is no knight at all. There are so many stories to choose from and such a scope of characters and plots in this book. I would recommend it to middle school aged readers - some of the language can be difficult and some of the content is slightly mature for younger readers.
This book is the best book related to medival times that I have read. It is wnderful and is about so many different things, such as war, hatred, love, the troubles in life, and some bd mess-ups that happen withou meaning to. Written wonderfully. READ IT!