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Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen
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Nov 05, 11

bookshelves: middle-grade, fantasy, myths, fiction
Read in October, 2011

LRN: I'm giving this three stars. It was pretty good.

Mum: Didn't you meet Jane Yolen?

LRN: Yes. I met Yolen. I've also got another book from her.

Mum: She's was really nice, right?

LRN: She autographed my book.

Mum: That's cool. So what's this book about?

LRN: Arthur is trying to get his people to love him after he's newly crowned; and Merlin tries to help him by placing a sword into a slab of stone that only Aurthur can withdraw.

You should put the thing with the period and the thing over here. [I delete and replace the comma splice in the last sentence with a semicolon. This? Here? Yes, he says. Holy crod, right?]

Mum: Why does that help him?

LRN: He invites all the men in the kingdom to try to withdraw the sword. Not for spoilers, I'm not going to tell the rest.

Mum: Have you read any Arthur stories before?

LRN: Yes, like the Merlin Trilogy, which is also by Jane Yolen.

Mum: Did that one have a sword-in-the-stone sequence?

LRN: No. All Arthur stories are told different though.

Mum: Who would you recommend this to?

LRN: I would recommend it to someone who doesn't like pictures, because there are no pictures, but likes pictures in their mind.
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message 1: by Eh?Eh! (new)

Eh?Eh! This:
LRN: No. All Aurthur stories are told different though.

and this:
LRN: I would recommend it to someone who doesn't like pictures, because there are no pictures, but likes pictures in their mind.

...from the mouth of babes.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Man, I spelled Arthur weird all the way through this. Wtf?

Yeah, I was trying to figure out if LRN knew that myths like Arthur had different tellings, because the sword in the stone was treated really differently here, but, I guess he does!


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