The sword in the stone

T. H. 1906-1964 White

Book - 1993

A retelling of the Arthurian legend.

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Published
New York : Philomel Books c1993, c1938.
Language
English
Physical Description
256 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
0399225021
Main Author
T. H. 1906-1964 White (-)
Other Authors
Dennis Nolan, 1945- (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An old wizard named Merlyn takes care of a curious young boy named Wart and transforms him into Arthur, the future king of Britain, in a beautiful new edition of the classic tale, enhanced by luminous paintings. Children's BOMC Main.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A retelling of the Arthurian legend.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The humorous story of how Wart, a boy, was made worthy to become a leader, King Arthur, by the wizard Merlyn

Review by Publisher Summary 4

"Learn. That is the only thing that never fails."--Merlyn the WizardBefore 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.