The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

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This title is suitable for children aged 10 to 13 years old. This imaginative retelling of the classic Arthurian legends recounts the story of Arthur's formation of the Knights of the Round Table, his securing of the enchanted sword Excalibur and his wooing of the Lady Guinevere. Included as well are the legends of Sir Pelleas, the story of Sir Gawaine's pursuit of the White Hart and tales of Merlin the magician, Morgana Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake and many others. One of the best-loved classics of children's literature, "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights" is magnificently illuminated with artwork of Howard Pyle that brings the pomp and pageantry of Camelot magically to life. This exquisite full-colour edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and decorative endpapers. It's a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.

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Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.

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