The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
Illustrated By: Aaron Renier
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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great  -     By: Gerald Morris
    Illustrated By: Aaron Renier

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

Illustrated By: Aaron Renier
HarperCollins / 2009 / Paperback

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In The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris, many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Of these worthy knights, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, so shiny as the dashing Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless and protecting the weak, just as long as he'd had his afternoon nap. Behold the very exciting and very funny adventures of Lancelot the Great, as only acclaimed Arthurian author Gerald Morris can tell them. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.

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Title: The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great
By: Gerald Morris
Illustrated By: Aaron Renier
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.25 (inches)
Weight: 3 ounces
ISBN: 0547237561
ISBN-13: 9780547237565
Series: Knights Tale
Stock No: WW237565

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Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Of these worthy knights, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, so…shiny as the dashing Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless and protecting the weak, just as long as he’d had his afternoon nap. Behold the very exciting and very funny adventures of Lancelot the Great, as only acclaimed Arthurian author Gerald Morris can tell them.

Author Bio

When Gerald Morris was in fifth grade he loved Greek and Norse mythology and before long was retelling the stories to his younger sister and then to neighborhood kids. He began carrying a notebook in which he kept some of the details related to the different stories. The joy he found in retelling those myths continued when he discovered other stories. According to Gerald Morris, “I never lost my love of retelling the old stories. When I found Arthurian literature, years later, I knew at once that I wanted to retell those grand tales. So I pulled out my notebook . . . I retell the tales, peopling them with characters that I at least find easier to recognize, and let the magic of the Arthurian tradition go where it will.” Gerald Morris lives in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his wife and their three children. In addition to writing he serves as a minister in a church.

Editorial Reviews

"Rejoice... Morris is finally bringing his terrific recastings of Arthurian legend to a younger audience...More, please." Kirkus, starred review 04/01/08 Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"...an ideal fit for early readers...but fans of the legendary characters may find particular delight...irreverent and unabashedly silly." Bulletin May 2008 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The art catches the tone of the writing in the often-amusing ink drawings. A promising series debut for young readers." Booklist, ALA

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