King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
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Retold out of the old romances, this collection of Arthurian tales endeavors to make each adventure--The Quest for the Round Table, The First Quest of Sir Lancelot, How the Holy Grail Came to Camelot, and so forth--part of a fixed pattern that effectively presents the whole story, as it does in Le Morte D'Arthur, but in a way less intimidating to young readers.
Retold out of the old romances, King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table endeavors to make each adventure–The Quest for the Round Table, The First Quest of Sir Lancelot, How the Holy Grail Came to Camelot, and so forth–part of a fixed pattern that effectively presents the whole story, as it does in Le Morte D’Arthur, but in a way less intimidating to young readers.
About the Author
Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 and lived in Oxford and at his family home in Cheshire, which the Greens had owned for more than 900 years. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by traditional fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. He was a professional actor, a librarian and a teacher. His retellings include Egyptian, Greek and Norse legends, plus a retelling of Robin Hood. Besides King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table, he also wrote many books for adults, including a biography of his friend C. S. Lewis, creator of the The Chronicles of Narnia. Roger Lancelyn Green died in 1987.
Gr 5–9—The finest retelling of the Arthurian stories from Malory, this includes the glory days of Lancelot, Percivale, Gareth, Galahad, and others, through the treachery of Mordred and the spine-tingling hope that Arthur may come again. In a spirited introduction, British writer David Almond explains why this was his favorite childhood book and continues to inspire him. – School Library Journal