Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, lies feverish and wounded in his tent outside the French Castle of Sir Lancelot. The Round Table has collapsed into warring factions. Arthur and Gawain are besieging the man who used to be their closest friend, Lancelot. As his anxious brain circles around this terrible truth, Sir Gawain tells his young squire the story of the rise and fall of the 'fairest fellowship of noble knights that ever served a Christian king', as seen through his own eyes. He tells of Arthur's boyhood, and what happened when the young king drew the magic sword from the stone and claimed his kingdom; of his own adventure with the supernatural Green Knight; of the search for the Holy Grail; and the rivalries and jealousies that splintered the fellowship and set friend against friend. It is rare to find the Arthurian legends retold in one consecutive story. Neil Philip, with the help of the atmospheric line drawings of Charles Keeping, has presented a thrilling tale that works towards a dramatic climax.
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One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. In these stories of Arthurian legend, the dying Gawain, mortally wounded by Lancelot, tells of his part in the adventures of the Round Table.About the Author:
Neil Philip has written a number of books for adults and children, but The Tale of Sir Gawain is his first full-length children's novel. A well-known critic and historian of children's literature, he is a regular contributor to journals and newspapers, including The Times. Charles Keeping is an internationally respected and admired illustrator. His work spans over thirty years, during which time he has worked not only on his own books but on those by many others. He has twice been the winner of the Kate Greenaway Award.
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Book Description Red Fox, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001695597
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Book Description Beaver Books, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Charles Keeping (illustrator). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 012700
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Book Description Red Fox, 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. 1990. New edition. Paperback. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear. Ex-Libris. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KLJ0008397
Book Description Beaver, Great Britain, 1989. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Charles Keeping (illustrator). 1st Beaver Book Edition. Sir Gawain is dying. The once proud knight lies feverish, mortally wounded by the friend he loved, Lancelot. But Gawain has a tale he must tell; a tale of heroic quests and mysterious enchantments, of loyalty and ultimate betrayal - the tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. Illustrated. 100 pp.(We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 032524
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Binding: Paperback. Publisher: Beaver (1989). Bookseller Inventory # NF-LB-1793281