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'In those empty chairs you see about the Round Table, there once sat a company of knights, the finest, bravest men the world has ever seen. And they were my friends too. I'll tell you about them...' Marooned on a sandbank, a boy faces certain death. With the sea closing in and the current about to drag him to a watery grave, his final wish is to see heaven. Waking in a strange bed, the boy meets an old man sitting by the fire with his dog. It is Arthur, the great warrior king of legend, and from his lips the boy hears of Camelot, chivalry, magic, evil and betrayal. This extraordinary re-telling o the stories of the legendary King Arthur and his knights features stunning full colour illustrations from award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.
|Publication date:||13th November 2005|
|Publisher:||Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Michael Morpurgo OBE was born in 1943 in St Albans and was educated at Kings Canterbury, Sandhurst and Kings College London. He taught for ten years in both state and private schools and is married with three children and six grandchildren. His first book was published in 1975 and he has since published over 100 titles. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Michael's books have also been adapted for film and the stage, including most recently the National Theatre's enormously successful production of War Horse. Together with his wife Clare he founded Farms for City Children, an educational charity, in 1976. ...More About Michael Morpurgo
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