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08 March 2011 @ 06:35 pm
Arthurian Legend  


The dynamic duo who brought to life the legend of Robin Hood team up for EXCALIBUR: THE LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR (Candlewick Press 2010). Tony Lee and Sam Hart's story and illustrations transform the narrative of the legend of Arthur and Camelot and Excalibur into terrain more easily navigated by those unfamiliar with the tale. Those who are familiar with Arthur and Lancelot and Gawain and the others will still find plenty to mine in this GN adaptation. The GN follows Arthur from birth to death and then into Avalon providing sufficient detail about Merlin and Morgana and the others in this rather large cast of characters. The use of shadows and colors and perspective place the reader exactly where he or she needs to be in each frame. The language, while holding true to its historic setting, is easily accessible to readers as well. <114>

Possible Reading Ladder rungs:

THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD
THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING
THE CRYSTAL CAVE
SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE
THE LADY OF THE LAKE
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