The story of King Arthur and his knights Retold from the Howard Pyle original

Tania Zamorsky

Book - 2006

An abridged version of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

Saved in:

Children's Room Show me where

j398.20942/Zamorsky
1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
Children's Room j398.20942/Zamorsky Checked In
Series
Classic starts
Subjects
Genres
Legends
Folk tales
Published
New York : Sterling Pub. Co c2006.
Language
English
Physical Description
vi, 151 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
ISBN
1402725345
9781402725340
Main Author
Tania Zamorsky (-)
Other Authors
Dan Andreasen (illustrator), Howard Pyle, 1853-1911 (-)
  • Book of King Arthur: Winning of kinghood: How Sir Kay fought at London Town, broke his sword, and was given a new sword by Arthur
  • How Arthur performed the miracle of the sword and discovered his birthright
  • Conclusion
  • The winning of a sword: How an injured knight appeared at King Arthur's court, how Griflet tried to help, and how the king was sorely wounded when he went to get revenge for them both
  • How Merlin brought King Arthur away from the field of battle, how the king found a noble sword, and how he again fought with it and won that battle
  • Winning of a queen: How King Arthur went to Cameliard and disguised himself for a certain purpose and how he fought with the Duke of North Umber
  • How King Arthur came across four knights in the forest and how the knights served the Lady Guinevere
  • How King Arthur beat King Leodegrance's enemies, and revealed his own royalty
  • Conclusion
  • Book of three worthies: Story of Merlin: How Morgana le Fay planned evil against King Arthur and sent a young girl to trick the wizard Merlin and how Vivien planned Merlin's downfall
  • How Morgana le Fay returned to Camelot with a plan to harm King Arthur and what happened to Sir Accalon
  • Story of Sir Pellias: How Sir Pellias took up a quest on Queen Guinevere's behalf, overcame a red knight and did battle with Sir Engamore
  • How Guinevere quarreled with Sir Gawaine, and how he met Sir Pellias and promised to help him with the Lady Ettard
  • How the lady of the lake took back her necklace for Sir Pellias
  • The story of Sir Gawaine: How a white deer appeared before King Arthur, How Sir Gawaine and his brother Gaheris went after it, and what happened to them on that quest
  • How King Arthur became lost in the forest and overcame the Knight-Enchanter, and how Sir Gawaine finally became a noble knight.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3-6 This simplified retelling of the Howard Pyle classic is accessible to readers who might not be able to handle the lengthier legends. The author maintains some of the charm of the original by using extended chapter titles such as How Arthur Performed the Miracle of the Sword and Discovered His Birthright. A concluding chapter suggests several questions for discussion. What is missing is the beautiful, though complex, language of other retellings. Additionally, the author takes a slightly moralistic tone at times when addressing readers. Though reluctant readers may have an easier time with these stories, they might not be engaged enough to want to approach the originals later on. Librarians and teachers might want to recommend audio books or some of Margaret Hodges's picture-book versions of the King Arthur tales (Holiday House) instead of this watered-down adaptation.Cheri Dobbs, Detroit Country Day Middle School, Beverly Hills, MI [Page 132]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Shares with readers an abridged version of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An abridged version of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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.