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Oct 12 2010

King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table by Marcia Williams

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Walker Books, 2010. ISBN 978 1 4063 1866 1
(Ages 8+) Graphic novel/picture book.
A wonderfully illustrated retelling of the stories of King Arthur will gain new followers to the marvelous stories in this new offering from Walker Books. Opening with the well known character of Merlin, and the sword in the stone pulled out by the young Arthur, each double page spread retells another of the mythology of this legendary King of England. The characters, Morgan le Fay, Lancelot, Elaine, Guinevere and Galahad all live again in the pages of this colourful, beautifully illustrated picture book, and the stories will be read and reread by children. The illustrations beg for close examination as small details are noticed when the pages are searched. The edges of each page are entwined with designs redolent of Celtic times, and pages which show the dragon and Camelot are wonders to behold. Humour abounds in both the text and the drawings, and kids of all ages will find something to enjoy in this book.
Fran Knight

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