Book Reviews of Knights of the Roundtable (Stepping Stone)

Knights of the Roundtable (Stepping Stone)
Knights of the Roundtable - Stepping Stone
Author: Gwen Gross, Norman Green (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780394875798
ISBN-10: 0394875796
Publication Date: 10/12/1985
Pages: 112
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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This was my grandson's book. He loved it.
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My 7-year-old son really loved this book. He thought it was "very exciting" and has been inspired to play out all the stories from the book.
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Grade 3-6 Short chapters relate Arthur's pulling the sword from the stone, Lancelot overcoming the fiery-mouthed dragon, Morgan Le Fay scheming to usurp the throne, Gawain marrying the monster Ragnall to save Arthur, the kitchen knight concealing his identity and Mordred's treachery leading to Arthur's "death." Omitted is Guinevere's adultery. Carelessly, Big Hands is described as hurrying off without sword or shield. However, on the next page, the Black Knight's spear "brushed Big Hands' shield" and Big Hands subdues the knight with his sword! Hurled spears instead of gripped lances in every episode are anachronisms. However, the grade three reading level and large print puts these time-honored adventures within reach of children wanting background related to the latest screen version long before they can manage Howard Pyle or Sir Thomas Malory's editions. The simple vocabulary retains the spirit of the courtly heroics and the colorful pomp of the medieval circumstances. Utilitarian gray pencil and charcoal drawings coordinate closely with the narrative. Both half- and full-page illustrations will lure browsers. Pat Harrington, Phoenix Public Library
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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7 year old daughter loved it and couldn't put it down!