King Arthur's Tale

24p. (Crabtree Connections Series). illus. photos. reprods. further reading. glossary. index. Web sites. CIP. Crabtree. 2011. PLB $21.27. ISBN 978-0-7787-7850-9; pap. $6.95. ISBN 978-0-7787-7872-1. LC 2011001351.
Gr 1–3—This adventure is filled with magic, wizards, and dragons, and it seems factual when paired with people and places in Arthur's life. A small text box on the first page says, "We know about Arthur from stories that were written down long ago." This is supposed to clarify where most of the information comes from, yet most children will not be able to differentiate between fact and legend, and there is little flow between the events presented. General statements such as, "Arthur was born in a great castle, like this one" add to the confusion, as does the combination of illustrations and full-color photos, such the one of "Merlin."—Rachel Artley, Watertown Elementary School, TN

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing