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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by Selina Hastings, Juan Wijngaard (Illustrator)

Series: Sir Gawain

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I loved this, though I was a little disappointed that some of the gorier parts weren't illustrated. This is pretty text-heavy for a picture book, and some of the themes are, shall we say, a little mature. Though some of the plot elements were clearly softened for this format. I'm not sure if this book is as age-appropriate is it appears, but not all picture books are for the young 'uns.

This was my first encounter with this story, and I really needed something like this to help me familiarize myself with the classic story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Because that pretty little King Arthur book that I purchased over ten years ago isn't going to read itself. I enjoyed the story, and the illustrations were beautifully rendered. ( )
  pocketmermaid | Jun 30, 2011 |
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It was Christmas, and King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table were at Camelot.
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Juvenile audience version, don't combine with the original.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0744520053, Paperback)

Sir Gawain is perhaps the most famous of all the legendary knights of King Arthur's Round Table. In this exciting story, his honour and bravery are put to the test when challenged by the mighty Green Knight.

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Retells the story of Gawain's quest for the Green Chapel and his puzzling encounters with Sir Bercilak and his lady.

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