Merlin and the Making of the King

Merlin and the Making of the King In This Collection Of Three Exciting Arthurian Legends, Merlin The Magician Watches Over Young Arthur As He Rises To Become King Of All England But Many Threats Befall Arthur In The Kingdom Of Camelot The Evil Witch Morgan Le Fay, The Traitor Mordred, And Even His Best Friend, Sir Launcelot Will The Courageous Arthur Triumph Over The Evil Forces In His Path And Bring Peace And Justice To The World With Lyrical Storytelling And Dazzling Paintings, Renowned Author Margaret Hodges And Celebrated Illustrator Trina Schart Hyman Together Capture The Beauty, Danger, And Glory Of These Timeless Tales Adapted From Sir Thomas Malory S Le Morte D Arthur. Although I felt this was a good child s introduction to the legend of Arthur, as a Arthur nerd, I found some aspects of the book annoying and unsettling My biggest complaint is that the author was not really true to the spirit of the tale In such a short book, I don t expect great character development, but I found all the characters in this book distant and 2D Although Arthur is a flawed hero, Hodges portrays Arthur as a weak, foolish, king a bumbling idiot who gained the crown not by divin Although I felt this was a good child
This was a rather choppy and short retelling of the Winchester manuscript of the story of King Arthur for young readers I understand that for such a short version of the massively complicated story there isn t a lot of room for character development or dialogue but I felt that some of thenotable characters should have been properly introduced instead of sprung up when the story called for them with a bit of backstory information I understand that the author left out Uther s rape of Ingra This was a rather choppy and short retelling of the Winchester manuscript of the story of King Arthur for young readers I understand that for such a short version of the mass
I realize that the Arthurian cycle is enormous and complex and could not possible all fit in a short book for young readers However, I don t think editing the entire reign of Arthur down to a few incidents is at all beneficial Here the story seems meaningless there is no emotional content and we are told nothing about Arthur s impact on the people or kingdom In the space of a few pages he goes from unborn infant to king to the last battle Unless the reader was already familiar with the tale I realize that the Arthurian cycle is enormous and complex and could not possible all fit in a short book for young readers However, I don t think editing the entire reign of Arthur down to a few incidents is at all beneficial Here the story seems meaningless there is no emotional content an
I d hoped this introduction would help me appreciate other tellingsSo far, I generally avoid Arthurian stories But I did love what Hodges and Hyman did with St George, so I was excited to try this Unfortunately, I found it unsatisfying on
This book really is beautiful It summarizes the basics of the Arthurian story for children This has the distinct advantage of getting Malory s story without having to slog through Malory, or thedepressing parts of White, though White s cleverness is also missing Naturally, a good deal is glossed over even the best can only do so much in 38 pages but it is a good introduction and would probably make children interested in reading .The best part of this book is the art The illustra This book really is beautiful It summarizes the basics of the Arthurian story for children This has the distinct advantage of getting Malory s story without having to slog through Malory, or thedepressing parts of White, though White s cleverness is also missing Naturally, a good deal is glossed over even the best can only do so much in 38 pages but it is a good introduction and would probably make children interested in reading .The best part of this book is the art The illustration
Beautifully illustrated and so interesting to learn about I got really excited when I saw this, because it looked like it was done by not only the same illustrator whom I adore but also by the same author as my childhood Saint George book Right on both counts Unfortunately, while beautiful, this one doesn t hold together as well as a story as Saint G
A lovely piece I think book should have been larger to better appreciate the pictures I also thought the tales neededflavor They felt a bit flat. As someone who absolutely loves the Arthurian legends, these three tales taken from Le Morte d Arthur is a great way to introduce children to King Arthur and Merlin While this is heavily abridged and modified for a younger audie
The Hodges Hyman team is just great, although the Trust in yourselves bit at the end was disappointing.

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  • Hardcover
  • 39 pages
  • Merlin and the Making of the King
  • Margaret Hodges
  • English
  • 25 October 2017
  • 082341647X