Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Written by Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Featured Books for 11+ readers Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo brings alive this famous story about Sir Gawain one of the bravest knights to sit at King Arthur’s Round Table. When the fearsome Green Knight arrives unbidden in the Hall of the great King Arthur, he puts out a challenge. He dares a knight to strike a blow at him with an axe and, in return, a year and a day later, the Green Knight will strike a return blow. King Arthur’s nephew Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. Striking the Green Knight a massive blow he severs his head from his shoulders. Nothing daunted, and holding his head in his hand, the terrifying Green Knight gallops away but not before he has reminded Gawain not to forget the second half of the bargain. How Sir Gawain pursues his quest is an adventure packed with action and romance.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Synopsis

Of all the tales of the Knights of the Round Table, the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is surely the most magical. Its hero is the greatest of all King Arthur's knights, Sir Gawain. His adversary is the fearsome Green Knight, who rides into Camelot one New Year's Eve with a challenge that strikes dread into Arthur's court. For Gawain, it is the start of an extraordinary adventure.  Here are thrills and enchantment, chivalry and courage, a challenge and a quest. Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this companion volume to Beowulf is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children's book partnership.

 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Press Reviews

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  You can read their reviews below.

Henry Allan-Jones, age 11 - 'It is very well written and the language used is also excellent. It has lots of wonderful magical bits to it.'  Click Here to read the full review.

Josh Hall, age 13 - 'Great story whoever writes it!' Click Here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9781406348880
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406348880
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Michael Morpurgo

Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...

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