King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
Publish date: March 1st 1995
Pages no: 330
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
As far as a collection of tales about King Arthur, I think this one was a very good one for young readers. The stories are fairly simple and engaging. As a person who doesn't really like violence, the stories were not that interesting to me personally. I thought most of the knights were very silly a...
An easily accessible version of Le Morte d'Arthur (which the author openly admits was his main source).Also includes a few of the French Romances and Mabinogion stories.He's put them into a chronological order, and all the tales you'd expect are there.
A knight leaves King Arthur's court, meets another knight, gets insulted very quickly over nothing and chops off the other knight's head. Rinse, repeat. It wasn't until book 3 that things became more interesting and had more of a lively storyline to it. Cheers to the author for collecting all the ol...
The story is a workmanlike adaptation for children, but the illustrations by Thomas Mackenzie are really rather fine, hence the 4-star rating.
This book has remained 41% complete on my currently reading shelf since July 25, 2009, so clearly it's a did-not-finish. I would love to read about the escapades of Arthur and his knights, but this adaptation did not present them interestingly.