Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honor of fair maidens and defend King Arthur’s castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, where they are entertained with feasts and pageantry. Honor and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a place at King Arthur’s table.
These ancient tales have been told since the fifth century, when Welsh bards traveled the countryside, entertaining lords and ladies with stories and songs. Those exciting tales were retold in verse by Chretien de Troyes in his twelfth-century Le morte d’Arthur and in prose by Sir Thomas Malory during the fifteenth century.
The book includes a selection of these enthralling legends, skillfully retold by renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt.
Legends of King Arthur was previously published by Lanthorn Press as Tales the Harper Sang: Medieval Stories.
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Medieval Storyteller's Invocation
The Welsh Bards and their Ancient Celtic Stories
The Lady of the Fountain
Marie de France and her Breton Lays
The Lay of Sir Lanval
Chretien de Troyes and his French Verse-Romances
The Knight of the Cart
Sir Thomas Malory and his English Prose-Romances
The Story of Sir Gareth
“Wyatt's knack for addressing a young audience is exceptional. She tells the great legends with a simple tone but manages to maintain the wide-eyed awe for these stories that any storyteller must have in order to hold an audience in thrall. Legends of King Arthur is one of those rare books that remain fresh and memorable for generations.”—Curled Up with a Good Kid's Book, Feb. 2012
Isabel Wyatt (1901-1992) was born in England and spent many years teaching young children. Until her retirement in 1965, she was codirector of studies at Hawkwood College, Gloucestershire. She wrote numerous books for children.