Arthur, High King of Britain

Author:   Michael Morpurgo ,  Michael Foreman
Publisher:   Palazzo Editions Ltd
ISBN:  

9781786750310


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   05 October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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No one believed that he could make it there and back again alive, so when a boy sets out to hike across the sea bed at low tide to an island not too far offshore, he is determined to prove a point. A short doze in the sunshine on the island and a fast-moving fog, however, leaves him in dire straits. Trapped on a sandbank, he fears for his life as the sea closes in all around him. He is a strong swimmer, but the sea current is certain to drag him down into its depths. The last thing that he remembers in the cold, dark water is hoping that Heaven will be warm, dry and bright. Then he awakens in a bed covered with animal skins, a roaring fire burning in a grate that is framed by walls of stone. He is in a grand hall and sitting by the fire is an old man with his dog. The old man is the legendary warrior King Arthur, and as he recovers by the fire, the boy hears the most magnificent stories of heroic knights and deeds of great chivalry, but also bewitchment, evil and betrayal at the king's court in Camelot. Michael Morpurgo's captivating and imaginative retelling of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is accompanied by the stunning illustrations created by Michael Foreman. Together they succeed in presenting the well-known legends in a way that is both captivating to read and a delight to the eye. AGES: 8 plus AUTHOR: Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the J M Barrie Award, the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include Listen to the Moon, A Medal for Leroy and Shadow. His novel War Horse has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

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Author:   Michael Morpurgo ,  Michael Foreman
Publisher:   Palazzo Editions Ltd
Imprint:   Palazzo Editions Ltd
ISBN:  

9781786750310


ISBN 10:   1786750317
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   05 October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Fantastic stories, retold by a master storyteller - what could be better?The stories are beautifully told, the perfect introduction to these enduring tales; they will engage readers and stimulate their interest. Michael Foreman's beautiful illustrations set the scene to perfection. * Parents in Touch * Michael Morpurgo's imaginative retelling of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is accompanied by stunning illustrations created by Michael Foreman. This is a handsomely produced new hardback edition. * Achuka *


Beautifully presented and certain to attract browsers. It is Morpurgo's faithfulness to the original stories, however, and the fine writing that captures all the adventure, drama, and tragedy that will engage readers. --Booklist


With the best of Morpurgo's adventure style and with the captivating illustrations from Michael Foreman, bound together in this beautiful hardback book, it is a joy to read and provides a real sense of the man in the story. Palazzo, are a young and independent, UK publishers creating beautifully designed and illustrated books for the UK and international markets. Their books are amazing and stylish, bringing back a huge amount of joy to reading, especially for children. * Books Go Walkabout * Retold in Morpurgo's exquisite prose, it's a dazzling mix of amazing chivalry, bravery and magical legend fused together with the most amazing illustrations by Michael Foreman. * Read it, Daddy! * Fantastic stories, retold by a master storyteller - what could be better?The stories are beautifully told, the perfect introduction to these enduring tales; they will engage readers and stimulate their interest. Michael Foreman's beautiful illustrations set the scene to perfection. * Parents in Touch * Michael Morpurgo's imaginative retelling of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is accompanied by stunning illustrations created by Michael Foreman. This is a handsomely produced new hardback edition. * Achuka *


Retold in Morpurgo's exquisite prose, it's a dazzling mix of amazing chivalry, bravery and magical legend fused together with the most amazing illustrations by Michael Foreman. * Read it, Daddy! * Fantastic stories, retold by a master storyteller - what could be better?The stories are beautifully told, the perfect introduction to these enduring tales; they will engage readers and stimulate their interest. Michael Foreman's beautiful illustrations set the scene to perfection. * Parents in Touch * Michael Morpurgo's imaginative retelling of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is accompanied by stunning illustrations created by Michael Foreman. This is a handsomely produced new hardback edition. * Achuka *


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Michael Morpurgo, OBE, is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's best-loved illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with many great authors including Michael Morpurgo and Terry Jones.

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