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Excalibur

Carol Heyer

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ISBN 10: 1590930231 / ISBN 13: 9781590930236
Published by Eager Minds Press
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2608999011

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Title: Excalibur

Publisher: Eager Minds Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Based on the writings of Mallory and illustrated with Heyer's distinctive artwork, Excalibur provides youngsters with the real story behind King Arthur's sword, and offers the same timeless lessons in chivalry learned by the young king during his quest so long ago.

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Grade 2-4-- In her retelling of the story of Excalibur from Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur , Heyer makes some minor alterations, such as changing Sir Pellinore's name to the Black Knight. She also eliminates the ``holdeth's'' and ``hadst thou's'' of Malory's 15th-century prose. She makes a mistake, however, in attempting to show the underwater home of the Lady of the Lake, turning this magical kingdom into an exercise in drawing brightly colored fish that surround the decidedly unmagical-looking castle in the background. Otherwise, her dark and brooding pencil and acrylic illustrations work well with the text. While the book has some flaws, Heyer does an adequate job of presenting a young Arthur, unsure of himself and heavily dependent upon Merlin. A good starting point for younger readers not quite ready for Pyle's The Boy's King Arthur (Scribners, 1989) .
-George Delalis, Oakland Public Library, CA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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