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The Sword in the Stone (Tales of King Arthur)

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Except for the dragon-shaped constellation that appeared at his birth, there was nothing that suggested Arthur was destined for greatness.

Raised by the gentle Sir Ector, Arthur spends his boyhood exploring the Welsh woodlands, until one day a messenger arrives announcing a grand tournament to be held in London. Arthur's older brother, Sir Kay, insists they must attend with
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 20th 1991 by HarperCollins
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Trevor Bouma
Oct 22, 2016 Trevor Bouma rated it it was amazing
i liked it very much, The pictures were neat and the story was good.
When i was in England last summer i visited some places where Arthur lived like London and the Lake District where Arthur got excalibur from the lady in the lake.
Nobody knows if Arthur was real or just a myth but either way the story is great!
Pedro C
Mar 23, 2016 Pedro C rated it it was amazing
Talbott, Hudson. Tales of King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone (1991).
Motif: the sword in the stone
Who doesn't love the stories of King Arthur, Camelot, knights’ fights, and Merlin the sorcerer? The story is about an unloved orphan, grudgingly fostered by the knight Sir Ector. It is assumed by all that Arthur will one day be squire to his foster brother, Kay. Arthur is not a talented child, but he is honest, kind, and helpful,the complete opposite of Kay. Arthur’s work with his mentor Merly
Mar 25, 2010 Miriam rated it liked it
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Edit it all you like, the tale of Arthur is just too long and complicated for little kids. Or at least Talbott doesn't seem to have made it any less so with this edited but still wordy retelling of the Sword and the Stone. I'm not sure what age exactly the author was intending this for; the illustrations elision of scandalous details suggest a younger audience than I would expect to be interested in the text, which was fairly long and, I thought, rather dull. It also seemed a bit odd to take out ...more
Nov 04, 2012 Becca rated it really liked it
My 5- and 3-year-old kids loved this book. The story is told in a way that was easy for them to understand, and the illustrations were great! For their age it was definitely too long to read in one sitting, so we read it over four or five nights.
A beautifully illustrated picture book version of King Arthur & "The Sword in the Stone!" This book, due to the complexity of the King Arthur legend, is best suited for the later elementary years and early middle grade years.
Jul 31, 2013 Ali rated it liked it
My 5 year old daughter checked this out from her school library. She liked it, but I would rate it more stars for an older child.
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Good retelling and could work as an introduction for those who want to read the original version.
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