One thought on “The Legend of King Arthur”

  1. After the beauty of Hugh Lupton's retelling of The Odyssey for children, I was disappointed by this rendition the Arthur legend. Lupton's adaptation of Homer is poetic and beautiful. This version of King Arthur felt more like "and then this happened and then this happened. . ."

  2. Kept me turning pages, but the mix of paganism and Christianity, and the strangely fated immoralities that Merlin the Narrator seemed eager to cooperate with were off-putting. It contrasts Tolkien. He had prophecies and wizards, too, but never blurred lines between good and evil like this book did.

  3. It starts out great, and tapers off towards the end when more characters and bigger events begin to happen. It is really a decent introduction to King Arthur, but the big and important things in the latter half of the book are diminished and gone through so quickly that it's almost as if they weren't there.

  4. An excellent retelling of the Arthur stories in about 100 pages. This version is narrated by Merlin, and it really brings the legend to life in the imagination. A fun book to get lost in for a couple hours.

  5. Merlin's P.O.V.--he had us read this one to him cover to cover. I doubt that he got the gist of the domestic issues, but there's a heap of adventure and enchantment to keep a child's interest.Made me want to check out T.H. White's Once and Future King.

  6. retelling of King Arthur's tales for younger (preteen) readers - but no sparkle of Camelot here! reads like a history book. Very complete, though.

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