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Arthur and the Sword

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"Long ago in the time of great darkness, a time without a king, there lived a fair boy called Arthur..." So begins this dramatic tale of a humble boy destined to be king of all England. Each year young Arthur travels with his family to the old church of Londontown to attend the celebration of Christ's birth. But this year something magical occurs: In the snowy churchyard t ...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Atheneum Books
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Not the best retelling I've ever encountered of Mallory's version of the Sword in the Stone story -- it felt a little flat -- but fine enough and with very attractive illustrations in the style of stained glass.
A faithful retelling of the Arthur legend with illustrations in a stained glass motif.
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The book Arthur and the Sword is a really great folktale. The reading is slightly advanced for a younger child but if it was read to them it would be perfect. Also, bigger vocabulary in a book helps children become curious and ask for definitions. The illustrations in the book were unique. Every illustration was made to look like stained glass which I really enjoyed and I think children would too. Great book overall.
One of Robert Sabuda's gorgeously rendered "flat art" books. He never seems to use the same technique twice, so check out others like The Blizzard's Robe, Tutakhamen's Gift, and Saint Valentine.
the images (all stained glass) are gorgeous. I'm not a fan of telling kids that there are people who are above others and should be "worshiped" because of their noble birth...
I got this book for free with my pop-up Christmas cards I ordered for the upcoming season. Oh yeah!
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Good re-telling of the legend and beautiful illustrations!
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With the ability to hold a crayon came the discovery that I was an artist," says pop-up book master Robert Sabuda. "I spent hours, days and weeks drawing, painting, cutting and gluing. My bedroom was a constant whirlwind of pencil shavings, drippy paint brushes and mounds of paper scraps. My mother's pleas of 'When are you going to CLEAN UP this mess?!' went unanswered." Robert Sabuda says that re ...more
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