The Sword and the Circle
Written by Rosemary Sutcliff
Part of the A Puffin Book Series
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The roots of this wonderful retelling of the story of Arthur and his knights can be found mostly in Sir Thomas Malory, but also in sources as rich as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Mabinogion and old Irish tragedies. It’s irresistible stuff that calls to the romantic in all of us and Rosemary Sutcliff infuses her version of the legend with a spine-tingling sense of poetry and mystery, while telling the story simply and with a driving narrative. It reads aloud brilliantly, and makes a superb book for sharing at bedtime. ~ Andrea Reece
The Sword and the Circle by Rosemary Sutcliff
Rooted in folklore, medieval ideals of chivalry, and the last gallant struggles of the British against the Saxon invaders, this book tells the story of the birth of Arthur, the gift of Excalibur, the forming of the Round Table and the first noble quests of its knights until the arrival of Percival.
This edition includes child-friendly endnotes, a quiz and some facts about the Arthurian legends.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 8
More books by Rosemary Sutcliff
Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
2nd July 2015
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