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Arthur: The Seeing Stone: Book 1

Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Arthur, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

Medieval life and Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends all boundaries.

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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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy was translated into twenty-three languages, and has sold over one million copies worldwide. He is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries across the country. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is currently President-Elect of the School Library Association. His novel Bracelet of Bones was published by Quercus in 2011.

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