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Arthur of Albion

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The ultimate book on King Arthur! Combining the best-known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camelot was built, and the relationships between the main characters in the legends, the magnificent edition has been designed and illustrated to the highest standards.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Barefoot Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: I love the old Arthurian Tales of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Which this book is. FYI, I'm not so fond of modern retellings, only if they involve Arthur as a boy or focus on Merlin as the main character.

This book was published a couple years ago in an oversized picture book format which I am sure is simply breath taking and would be the edition you would want if you want to read this aloud to younger children or even a group of children. This edition I have ha
I read this book with my son who enjoys King Arthur legends. The book's format alternates b/t descriptions of the elements of different lengands, such as small write-ups of the more famous knight or other characters, and the actual legends.

The pictures in the book are magnificent and their style fits the legends perfectly. The stories were a little tough for my five year old to understand and required a lot of explaining so it is better suited for older fans of Arthur. Still, a lovely book.

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Barefoot Books has done it again! John Matthews retells classic Arthurian lore in this comprehensive but fully digestible collection of tales and poems alongside some incredible artwork. As always, you can find this and other Barefoot Books on my website.
The text was a bit stilted, but the illustrations were absolutely exquisite. Make sure you get the full-size hard cover version! The pictures are fewer & harder to see in the paperback.
A beautiful book with lovely illustrations and brilliant stories, it's meant for children and would be great for reading aloud to slightly older kids.
Beautifully illustrated and a joy to read.
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John Matthews is an historian, folklorist and author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories and a volume of poetry. He has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general. His best known and most widely read works are ‘Pirates’ (Carlton/Atheneum ...more
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