Monday, 1 November 2010

The Adventures of Sir Gawain The True by Gerald Morris

 Title: The Adventure of Sir Gawain The True
Author: Gerald Morris
ISBN: 9780547418551Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: April 2011
Author's Website: None Found
Genre: Childrens Book

Rating 4.5/5

Jacket provided Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

This is a joint review compiled by the blog owner, Michelle, and her 8 year old, who enjoyed reading this together, and it's our first escapade into the Knights' Tales series.

The jacket on this is very vivid and eye catching.  The story is very well written, and immerses the reader into medieval Camelot, with Knights of the Round Table fighting to bring unity to Britain.  The story was funny in places, and in others needed a slight explanation to our young reader before continuing, as a few of the words and their meanings were unknown to him.. The characters are fun as well as lively. The book takes twists and turns which we didn't see coming, maintaining our curiosity throughout and re-enforcing the value of courtesy and friendship.

A very entertaining read, which I'm sure boys especially will enjoy, as much as ours did.

Kind thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for giving permission for us to review it prior to its publication date.

The synopsis:
"In the third installment in the Knights’ Tales series, Gerald Morris tells the laugh-outloud tale of King Arthur’s most celebrated knight, and nephew, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. With lively illustrations by Aaron Renier, Morris creates a captivating and comical medieval world that teems with humor and wonder.

This chapter book is sure to set young readers on another rollicking and hilarious Arthurian adventure!"

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