The Seeing Stone

£6.99

This is the first volume in a trilogy that interweaves the Arthurian legends with a story of medieval times. The 100 short chapters are almost like snapshots, not only of the mythical past of King Arthur but the real, uncomfortable Middle Ages.

ISBN: 9780752844299 Author: Crossley-Holland, Kevin Publisher: Orion Children's Books Publication Date: 1st June 2001 Imprint: Orion Children's Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:21) Pages: 338 Language: English Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award in 2001, this timeless novel is stunningly reissued for a new generation.

The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a magical shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo – and anticipate – the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life . . .

“As bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound.” – Philip Pullman, The Guardian

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