Category Archives: Arthurian Legend

Rosemary Sutcliff–Reteller of Tales
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Rosemary Sutcliff is a well-known writer of new versions of old tales for children and young adults. She has worked with many of the traditional stories from England and Ireland, including Beowulf, Tristan and Iseult, the Grail Legend, and Finn … Continue reading

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A Surprise Mystery
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I picked up Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe on a whim. I usually don’t like “private eye” stories much, but this one turned out to be different. Bledsoe used the Arthurian story of Queen Guinevere and the apple. In the … Continue reading

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A Different Approach to Mordred
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In The Book of Mordred, the author, Vivian Vande Velde, gives us a different view of Mordred, Arthur’s son/nephew, who, according to the traditional sources, usurped and destroyed Arthur’s kingdom. In this version, Mordred is a sullen, yet honest, young … Continue reading

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Arthurian Legend as Fantasy
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The stories of King Arthur and his knights—are they history, romance, legend, myth, or fantasy? There are so many versions of the Arthurian tales that it is impossible to answer this question and include all the stories, but the great … Continue reading

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