Merlin and the Dragons
A longer version of this review appears on my blog, The Bookwyrm's Hoard.
I love children's books with beautiful illustrations. This one is excellent. I've enjoyed reading this one to my sons, and taking time on some pages just to admire the gorgeous pictures. It's a wonderful version of part of the Merlin legend.
(view spoiler)[After waking with nightmares, young King Author goes to Merlin for comfort and companionship but finds himself gifted a story as well. Merlin tells of a young boy who was also fatherless and had strange ...more
This book is about a young King Arthur knows that because he pulled a sword from a stone he is called King of all Britain. But he has troubled dreams that make him question his reign. After a dream, Arthur walks the castle and ends up at the old magician, Merlins, door. Merlin tells of his childhood to give Arthur a peace about his fatherless kinghood. Merlin's childhood is a story of dragons, a cruel King Vortigern, ...more
A lovely story of the young King Arthur and Merlin. It is believable that the young Arthur would have felt unsure of himself and his right to the throne. And Yolen spins a delightful and moving tale about Arthur and Merlin, which is ...more