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The Seeing Stone
The Seeing Stone
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
The year is 1199 and on the borders of England and Wales young Arthur de Caldicot waits impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his father's friend Merlin gives Arthur a shining black stone - a seeing stone - that shows him visions of his namesake, King Arthur. At first, there seems to be no connection between Arthurs past and pres...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439435246
ISBN-10: 0439435242
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Pages: 368
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Young adult novel which is a delightful slant on the Arthurian legend. Dribs and drabs of real, everyday Medieval life are sprinkled seamlessly into the whole, making it feel totally real and immediate. A great gift item for a favorite niece or nephew!
From back cover: The year is 1199 and on the borders of England and Wales young Arthur de Caldicot waits impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his father's friend Merlin gives Arthur a shining black stone - a seeing stone - that shows him visions of his namesake, King Arthur.
At first, there seems to be no connection between Arthurs past and present. Manor life for Arthur de Calidicot is a complex struggle of terrible secrets and haunting jealousies. Nothing like the red and white dragons, or the sword in the stone. And yet . . . there is something binding the two Arthurs together.
It will be young Arthur's fate to discover what this connection is . . .
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buzzby avatar reviewed The Seeing Stone on + 6062 more book reviews
This is Book One of a trilogy, I'd say it's a book for teenagers. Pretty humorous. Author divides the book into 2 to 3 page chapters.


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