Friday, April 3, 2009

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris, illustrated by Aaron Renier

I don't like Arthurian stuff. I just don't. It's messy and tragic and all those knights are confusing and I had a bad run-in with the literary symbolism of Sir Gawain in college and if you read the older stories the language is impossible and if you read the new ones they sound dumb....you get the point.

But. I have found an Arthurian series I like. In fact, I laughed myself sick (literally, since I had a bad cough when I first read this and laughing set it off. very painful). And it's a beginning chapter book! Not enough of them around, especially good funny ones like this!

All I'll say is that it involves shiny armor, love-sick ladies, and afternoon naps....

Verdict: Not to be read while drinking milk.


ISBN: 978-0618777143; Published May 2008 by Houghton Mifflin; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library

4 comments:

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

We (8-year-old son and I) loved these! So far there's just Lancelot and Sir Givret the Short, right? When will there be another??

Jennifer said...

No idea! I haven't been able to find a blog or website for Morris - just his page on fantasticfiction.co.uk, which shows his next book as #9 in the Squire's Tale, which is his series for older readers. Maybe next year...

ReadingTub said...

Apparently I shouldn't have read this post while drinking milk! You always have got some of the best hooks when talking about books.

Charlotte said...

I've never heard of these! I will try to change that...