King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

by Roger Lancelyn Green

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ISBN-13: 9780613027663
Publisher: San Val
Publication date: 03/28/1995
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

David Almond is the author of Clay as well as Skellig (a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, winner of the Carnegie Medal, and winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award) and The Fire-Eaters (winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award).

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King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
DominiqueBraxton More than 1 year ago
There are many versions of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Sir Thomas Malory, Howard Pyle, & many others (even John Steinbeck) have written and re-written the beautiful tale in many volumes. Roger Lancelyn Green, the "author" of this version even said himself, "What use is it to write this tale again?" The answer is quite simple. Instead of stretching this tale to four or more volumes, Mr. Green took all the versions of this story, compared them, and put them into one beautiful volume. This version of the book has all the past versions put into it; one version might have a tale, while the other might be lacking it. Roger Lancelyn Green put all of the tales in a very organized way. Also, the language is simple but still has the spirit of bravery, valiance, nobility; the soul of the middle ages when the earth was inhabited by willing knights to do brave quests. Damsels in need of helpl; those were the earth's golden days. This version of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green has all this in one organized beautiful and magnificently bound edition. I strongly encourage you to get this version of the enchanticly strewn tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dozens of tales comprise the legend of King A. This author compiles about 23 and fashions them into a cohesive story, showing the rise of King A., the age of the glory of his realm, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the realm's fall. Most of the tales are episodic they can stand on their own, as well as a functioning part of the legend. Everyone's favorite knights are here: Launcelot, Galahad, Gareth, Tristam, Percivale, evil Sir Mordred, and dumb Sir Kay. Also, the ladies: Queen Guin, Morgana le Fay, Enid, and Blanchefleur. My favorite Knight is Sir Gawain, and favorite tale is that of him and his Lady Ragnell. Well laid out, an easy read, and a good introduction to the courtly age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as you start this book you will not want to put it down. This is a great thriller. It has the begining and end of the reign of King Arthur, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I recommend this book for ages 8-17. It has four stories about the rule of King Arthur. It has romance and adventure in this Novel. You will never forget about this great fiction Book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully set out with many quests that you can follow with the knights. The collection of the Arthuian tales will make you want more. You will almost believe that Arthur will come back in the end. A must for adventure readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and I was amazed at how the author(s) write. The book takes you through many adventures that lead to many different things. This book marvels your mind and gets you to think beyond of what you ever thought you could think of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book I have ever read and I think that it is a great book for enyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was the best publication to describe the brave adventures and lovely ladies of King Authors court.
ccookie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First line:~ After wicked King Vortigern had first invited the Saxons to settle in Britain and help him to fight the Picts and Scots, the land was never long at peace ~I managed to finish [King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table] but I did not enjoy it at all. I literally slogged through most of it.I think it was partly the old style English. The brevity of the stories bothered me. Each chapter is devoted to one mythological episode such as 'Sir Tristam and the Fair Iseult' or 'Sir Gawain and the Lady Ragnell' and these stories, to my mind, all run together with not enough character development to make me actually care about what happens to any of them. Each one basically involves one Knight killing another Knight, usually by beheading, to save the lady.I know this is written for children but I can't imagine being able to get through this until much later in life. There is one thing that I enjoyed about this book and that was the wood-cut illustrations which were, I thought, quite unusual
SherryThompson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I always read this first, in preparation for reading Charles Williams' Arthurian poetry, "Taliessin Through Logres" and "The Region of Summer Stars". However, Roger Lancelyn Green's book is great reading on its own account. Perhaps, it's because I'm a Christian--whatever the reason, Green's modern yet faithful accounts of these traditional stories affect me emotionally when I read them.At which point, I suppose, I'm in the perfect mental state to work through Williams' complex and allusive poetry as I search for even more of the spiritual depth in the Arthurian saga.
aprildt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dozens of tales comprise the legend of King A. This author compiles about 23 and fashions them into a cohesive story, showing the rise of King A., the age of the glory of his realm, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the realm's fall. Most of the tales are episodic; they can stand on their own, as well as a functioning part of the legend. Everyone's favorite knights are here: Launcelot, Galahad, Gareth, Tristam, Percivale, evil Sir Mordred, and dumb Sir Kay. Also, the ladies: Queen Guin, Morgana le Fay, Enid, and Blanchefleur. My favorite Knight is Sir Gawain, and favorite tale is that of him and his Lady Ragnell. Well laid out, an easy read, and a good introduction to the courtly age.
drewandlori on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great introduction to the story of King Arthur for anyone, but especially younger readers
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Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most compelling things about King Arthur is the way all the characters are linked together. Percival however is not directly tied to the others. We constantly see evidence of Percival's special role as both a participant and an observer of King Arthur's reign. King Arthur has all the elements that one would expect in fantasy and a hole lot more that one wouldn't expect in fantasy. King Arthur is both sensual and beautiful. How could King Arthur end in such a tragedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like an old chivalrios book this is the one for you. This version of king Arthur is true to detail for the middle ages so if you like this stuff it's good but if you don't it gets pretty boring. Good if you like the theme - Three Stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like to read King Arthur books. If you read then you won't want to stop that is what happen will me.