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Story of Arthur

Illustrated Classics


No. of pages 96

Great for age 7-11 years
In this splendid retelling of the Arthurian legend in the Oxford Illustrated Classics series, James Riordan captures all the magic and mystery of the splendid kingdom of Camelot. The magician Merlin, the sword Excalibur, the Lady of the Lake, the beautiful Guinevere, the knights of the Round Table, Lancelot, the Green Knight, and all the other characters from Camelot spring to life in Victor Ambrus's colorful recreations of the lost world of King Arthur. Beginning when the evil Vortigern poisons his father, the story of King Arthur follows young Arthur's escape in the arms of the magician Merlin, his education as a knight, his coronation after he pulls the sword from the stone, and his reign over Camelot amongst the Knights of the Round Table.


This book is part of a book series called Illustrated Classics .

This book is aimed at children in primary school.

There are 96 pages in this book. This book was published 1998 by Oxford University Press .

James Riordan has written many books for children, including many translations of Russian tales. His Peter and the Wolf is published in cloth and paperback by Oxford. Victor Ambrus is a well-known illustrator of over 300 children's picture books.

This book contains the following story:

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
The legend of King Arthur tells the story of Arthurs conception at Tintagel, his battle against Mordrid at Camlann and his final rest at Avalon. Most parts of the legend can be traced back to Geoffrey of Monmouths epic tale History of the Kings of Britain from the 12th century. This included the characters Uther Pendragon, Merlin, Guinevere, Mordrid and the sword Excalibur. (The tale of Lancelot and The Holy Grail as well as other stories about the Knights of the Round Table were added to the legend later by the French writer Chrtien de Troyes.

This book is in the following series:

Illustrated Classics

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