Friday, September 26, 2008

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot The Great

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot The Great

by Gerald Morris

Published by Houghton Mifflin

with illustrations and cover art copyright 2008 by Aaron Renier
What a marvelous book this is! I whipped through the ninety pages, sad to see it end. It's sandwiched somewhere between being a chapter book and a middle grade work, but definitely a pleasurable read for any age. The writing is hilarious in a good-natured fashion. I laughed aloud at each of the fearless knight's adventures. When Lancelot finds himself trapped in a tree, he bests Sir Phelot by dropping acorns onto the frustrated knight's armor. And it works! I'd never realized the comedic value of the word plink!
The work is the first in a new series from Morris called The Knights' Tales. My expectations are certainly high for number two!

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