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The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart – ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn – who goes on to become King Arthur. Collins Modern Classics are re-launched with gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
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“Come, sword,” said the Wart. He took hold of the handles with both hands, and strained against the stone… but nothing moved…
When the wizard Merlyn comes to tutor Sir Ector’s sons, Kay and the Wart, studying suddenly becomes much more exciting. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy being turned into a fish, or a badger, or a snake? But the Wart is destined for greater things and Merlyn’s magical teachings are only the beginning of his amazing future…
Wart had been old Merlin's pupil before, as squire to his foster brother. Sir Kay. he pulled the Sword out of the Stone - and became, to his embarrassment. 'King' Arthur. In this classic story, mystery, magic, myth, legend, romance are seen through a gently de-bunking yet still respectful eye.
Funny and wise Cressida Cowell, author of 'How to Train Your Dragon'
|Publication date:||3rd March 2008|
|Author:||T. H. White|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
T. H. White (Terence Hanbury White) was born on 29 May 1906 in Bombay, India, where his father was a member of the Indian Civil Service, and was educated at Cheltenham and Queen's College, Cambridge. The author of poems, books about hunting and other sports, and some detective stories, he found fame and success with ‘The Sword in the Stone’ (1939), the brilliantly imaginative retelling of King Arthur’s early life. He was an English master at Stowe School from 1930 to 1936 and died aboard a ship in Piraeus, Greece, on January 17. Mr. White was 57 years old. He was returning home ...More About T. H. White