King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table No kid should have to grow up without a healthy helping of King Arthur and his noble knights to better understand Monty Python later in life if nothing else and this stunningly illustrated faithfu

  • Title: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  • Author: Emma Gelders Sterne Barbara Lindsay Gustaf Tenggren Mary Pope Osborne
  • ISBN: 9780375822964
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No kid should have to grow up without a healthy helping of King Arthur and his noble knights to better understand Monty Python later in life, if nothing else , and this stunningly illustrated, faithfully recounted collection has few equals Originally published in 1962, the handsome reprint includes the same illustrations that made the original so compelling the late SweNo kid should have to grow up without a healthy helping of King Arthur and his noble knights to better understand Monty Python later in life, if nothing else , and this stunningly illustrated, faithfully recounted collection has few equals Originally published in 1962, the handsome reprint includes the same illustrations that made the original so compelling the late Swedish artist Gustaf Tenggren also responsible for the bestselling kids book of all time captures these stories bravado and high adventure with majestic, almost theatrically composed paintings, many of which stretch dramatically over two pages Tenggren s credits also include the original concept art for Disney s Snow White and Pinocchio, and you ll find that same posed, classical style here Although be warned that, like the Arthurian legends themselves, things can get a little messy, whether it s Lancelot s sword splitting Meliagrance s helmet in half or the giant Taulurd getting his arm chopped off by Sir Tor Tenggren s illustrations are clearly the star of the show, but the collection also features excellent text from Emma Gelders Sterne who was pretty noble herself, as a civil rights and women s suffrage activist , with the help of her daughter Barbara Lindsay Perhaps realizing that these tales sometimes require affection and patience to fully appreciate, they never shirk from occasionally challenging but satisfying period language, from damsel s wimples to churls in armor Ages 9 to 12 Paul Hughes

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    1. We finally finished this book and I'm rather mixed in my feelings. The chapters/sections lend themselves well to reading aloud (as in they're not too long). I think the author does a nice job with the chronology. I've read several Arthur books for children which were very confusing in how they jumped around. This wasn't jumpy. But it also didn't cover everything I thought should have been covered. My boys were anxiously awaiting anything about Morgan la Fey or Mordred but were disappointed becau [...]

    2. I really enjoyed reading this book, even though it is a childrens retelling. Probably because of the fact that it is a childrens book, there is no obvious love affair between Guinevere and Sir Lancelot, and I really liked that. To me, I have always liked King Arthur better than Lancelot, and could never understand why his two best friends would hurt him like that.Anyway, in this book it still used slightly archaic language, which I liked. The end was still very sad.

    3. Now I won't have to be so ashamed with my (former) lack of knowledge and familiarity with Arthurian lore.I mean, I've still got TONS to read but I know at least know a little about more of the Knights of the Round Table.I should buy this one. The stories are just about the perfect length for bedtime stories.

    4. Nice introduction to King Arthur. It's not really Caitlyn's thing, so this was mostly about "This is one of the culture's stories and you need to be familiar with it." Also, now she can watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    5. I thought this was a great re telling of Arthurian lore. The chapters and sections lent themselves well to being read aloud and I also liked that Lancelot and Guinevere don't have an affair in this version.

    6. It was a good book. I just never enjoyed books in that era - with swords and things as much as other types of books.

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