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World of King Arthur and His Court: The:…

World of King Arthur and His Court: The: People, Places, Legend, and Lore

by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Peter Malone (Illustrator)

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While this book does talk about the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Holland delves into what life was like for people during the time period of the King Arthur legends. When discussing the Knights, Holland touches on the idea of courtly love and how this was very important to knights at this time. Holland also describes other important toughest from this time, such as arms and armor, tournaments and tilting, and the Holy Grail and many more. The section on Camelot not only tells readers about the myth of this land about also about what castle life was truly like during this time.

I don’t think this whole book could be used in a classroom considering its length; but I feel like sections could be used in a variety of classes.

The illustrations seem to mimic art of this time period which is important because it gives readers a visualization of what certain aspects of life were like. ( )
  kmmoore | Apr 26, 2015 |
A good reference book to use along with stories of King Arthur. Colorful illustrations, poems, definitions, and history. Great book! ( )
  SADAMS30 | Jul 23, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525473211, Paperback)

Sifting through both literary and historical sources, Kevin Crossley-Holland illuminates the essential aspects of King Arthur's chivalrous world. Here, in a stunning full-color trade paperback for the first time, are stories about the sword Excalibur and Mordred, King Arthur's villainous son; the enchanters Merlin, Nimue, and Morgan le Fay; Lancelot and Guinevere; the daily lives of knights and ladies and pages; the meaning of quests and the search for the Holy Grail; Welsh myths and medieval romances; and much more. A Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children and a Publishers Weekly Best Book.

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Surveys the known history of King Arthur, the legends and lore surrounding him, his treatment in literature, and the possible historical background of his associates and stories.

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