The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True, by Gerald Morris, released yesterday, and I highly recommend it for MG readers (especially since it provides a great background for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which is a novel my 12th graders have to read for English 12)!
Synopsis: In the third installment in the Knights’ Tales series, Gerald Morris tells the laugh-outloud tale of King Arthur’s most celebrated knight, and nephew, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. With lively illustrations by Aaron Renier, Morris creates a captivating and comical medieval world that teems with humor and wonder. This chapter book is sure to set young readers on another rollicking and hilarious Arthurian adventure!
This is a great coming on age novel for middle grade readers, and it is most enjoyable. The novel is illustrated, which helps bring the story to life right on the page. Yet, the illustrations do not overpower the imagination of the reader; they are tastefully done and evenly interspersed.
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