Search Results: "Gerald Morris"


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THE LEGEND OF THE KING by Gerald Morris
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Well done. (end note, cast list) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Morris pulls off a spectacular conclusion to his humane and witty Squire's Tales series as destructive intrigues both provide a backdrop for a fan-pleasing reunion of favorite figures from past episodes and lead up to the final battle between Arthur and his brilliant, hideously warped son Mordred. Read full book review >

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PARSIFAL’S PAGE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So will the reader. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Morris (The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, 2000, etc.) serves up another engaging take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIRE'S TALE by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"An author's note discusses the sources for the novel, providing plenty of additional territory for budding Arthurians to explore. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A 14-year-old boy lives the adventure of being a knight's squire in this novel based on the legends of Camelot. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF SIR DINADAN by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"While not the strongest or funniest in the series, this will nevertheless satisfy Arthurian buffs as well as those who like their history and fantasy mixed with humor. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fans of The Squire's Tale (1998) and its sequels will welcome this new installment in the humorous take on the King Arthur legends. Read full book review >

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THE LIONESS & HER KNIGHT by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Once again, Morris brilliantly re-animates an old story, keeping readers engaged while gently, genially urging them to ruminate over the truths at its heart. (Fiction. 12+)"
Morris's newest Arthurian tale is as clever, funny and wise as its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST OF THE FAIR UNKNOWN by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

Morris continues his intelligent retellings of Arthurian legends with a tale of multiple quests, centered on a young man so innocent of the world that he makes Candide look like Casanova. Read full book review >

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THE SAVAGE DAMSEL AND THE DWARF by Gerald Morris
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted (1997), Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles and similarly lighthearted fantasy will be delighted. (afterword) (Fiction. 1115)"
In Morris's third (Squire's Tale, 1998; The Squire, the Knight and the Lady, 1999) wry, sometimes hilarious, take on an Arthurian legend, a sharp-tongued young damosel gets an education in sorcery, intrigue and what true knighthood is all about. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2004

"Still, this outing will appeal more to established fans already familiar with his Round Table crew. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
In the sixth, and grimmest, of Morris's Arthurian retellings, while seeking a certain knight who encouraged villagers to burn her mother and Jewish foster-father, young Sarah ultimately discovers that vengeance is an empty motive. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Even Arthur and Guinevere make up in this engaging adventure, an ideal follow-up to the first book and just as full of characters who are brave, loyal, and admirably human. (Fiction. 12-14)"
This sequel to The Squire's Tale (1998) finds Morris's affable young hero, Terence, still serving the legendary Sir Gawain. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT THE GREAT by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"More, please. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Rejoice, fans of the Squire's Tales, Morris is finally bringing his terrific recastings of Arthurian legend to a younger audience. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BALIN THE ILL-FATED by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Shame on you, Gerald Morris, for treating the Matter of Britain with insufficient solemnity. (Snicker.) (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Prophecies. A young knight learns that they're just not to be trusted in this fourth of the light-hearted Arthurian Knights' Tales. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Worthy reading for all budding squires and damsels. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Continuing the masterful reboot of his Squire's Tales for younger audiences, Morris takes his favorite knight from "Sir Gawain the Undefeated" to "Sir Gawain the Once Defeated" and thence to the titular moniker. Read full book review >