Arthur, High King of Britain

As the sea sweeps in, a boy is cut off in his attempt to walk round the Scilly Isles. Having given up hope of survival, he finds himself waking beside a warm fire with a man, Arthur Pendragon, who has rescued him. As the seawater dries from the boy’s clothes, Arthur tells him the incredible story of his life. His tale begins when he pulls the sword Excalibur from a stone, and continues as he battles to save England from the Saxons, sets up the celebrated court at Camelot, and fights with the brave knights of the Round Table. There is the great and tragic love between Arthur and Queen Guinevere, and the curse of evil Morgana Le Fey, who is plotting to kill him… Glorious adventure fills every page of Michael Morpurgo’s majestic novel recounting the life of England’s most celebrated legendary hero: Arthur, the warrior king.

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  • EPIC!!!!

    27 October 2014

  • The classic story about King Arthur

    9 March 2014

  • A great book to lose yourself in, I can read it forever and add my own thoughts and backstories to it. It’s great for a quick getaway from the real world. Recommended. Four stars.

    20 October 2013

  • Great book to learn about king Arthur and a good story.

    9 March 2013

  • Really interesting book. I learnt a lot about the myth of King Arthur, something I really wanted to find out about after reading ‘framed’

    2 March 2013

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.

    Awards

    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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