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Here Lies Arthur (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Philip Reeve

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Title:Here Lies Arthur
Authors:Philip Reeve
Info:Scholastic (2008), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Stockcheck, Your library, Children's/YA Books, 5 Star Books, Prize-winners
Rating:*****
Tags:Fiction, YA, Arthurian

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Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve (2008)

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This is an interesting addition to the body of Arthur stories. For one thing it's told by a girl. For another it has the knowing air of the "the myth's not real, this is how the myth came about". It's an interesting angle. Written as Young adult, this is not the most complex book, and a lot of the emotion is superficial. But it's not as bad as I feared it might be. ( )
  Helenliz | Dec 19, 2015 |
I loved this retelling of Arthur as kind of a brute, Merlin as his storyteller/ public relations huckster. the language of the writing itself was exquisite. ( )
  ewillse | Mar 23, 2014 |
I loved this retelling of Arthur as kind of a brute, Merlin as his storyteller/ public relations huckster. the language of the writing itself was exquisite. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
I loved this retelling of Arthur as kind of a brute, Merlin as his storyteller/ public relations huckster. the language of the writing itself was exquisite. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
I loved this retelling of Arthur as kind of a brute, Merlin as his storyteller/ public relations huckster. the language of the writing itself was exquisite. ( )
  PatienceFortitude | Mar 6, 2014 |
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"Here lies Arthur- King that was, that will be again."

-Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur
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For Geraldine McCaughrean
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Even the woods are burning.
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Gwyna is forced to flee her village, but when she is discovered hiding in the woods by Myrddin, a bard, he swears to protect her as long as she agrees to bind herself to his service while he transforms young Arthur into a heroic king.
Haiku summary
Arthur and Merlin
as you've not seen them before:
with some cross-dressing.
(ed.pendragon)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545093341, Hardcover)

Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwynna is frightened but intrigued-and says yes-for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwynna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of (con't)

(con'd from summary) a ragtag war band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.

If Gwynna and Myrrdin's trickery is discovered, what will become of Gwynna? Worse, what will become of Arthur? Only the endless battling, the mighty belief of men, and the sheer cunning of one remarkable girl will tell.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:06 -0400)

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When her village is attacked and burned, Gwyna seeks protection from the bard Myrddin, who uses Gwyna in his plan to transform young Arthur into the heroic King Arthur.

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