Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True (The Knights' Tales Series)

 Review by Tintin, age 8

The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True (The Knights' Tales Series)
Author/illustrator: Gerald Morris/Aaron Renier
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (April 18, 2011)
Source: NetGalley

Sir Gawain the True is about a knight who goes on a quest to the Green Chapel. He cuts off the green knight's head. He meets Sir Gologras and Spinagras. Spinagras is a dwarf. Sir Gawain saves people from recreant knights. I like this book because there's fighting in it and there are good people in it. My favorite part is when Sir Gawain cut off the Green Knight's head and then the head talked. I would recommend this book to people who like knight stories and King Arthur stories.

LitLass's note: The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True is the third book in the Knights' Tales Series and the second that Tintin has read. After reading the first (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great) and now this one, Tintin definitely wants to read the second book, The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short. In the latest book, Morris tells the story of the celebrated Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. As with the previous books in the series, both the text and the illustrations are humorous, even to adults (especially if they're Monty Python and the Holy Grail fans), so this would make for a great read-aloud. Plus, there's a nice little message about loyalty and friendship. And I agree with Tintin, fans of other King Arthur stories would love this book, and the other two in the series.

I asked Tintin to draw a dragon to go along with his review, and this is what he came up with (a dragon with a lion's head and chicken legs):


Grandma and Grandpa said...

Really great book review!

Wonder Mom said...

Sir Gwain- this is a blast from the past of my high school lit days...

And Tintin's dragon is just AWESOME!

RedTedArt said...

A perfect drawing! I love all the different elements in it!!

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Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

This looks terrific! It will be perfect for our history studies next year, so I'm adding it to our list!
Thanks so much for linking up to RAT!

April said...

I like his drawing and the book sounds good.

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Ticia said...

I love his drawing. I'm always a fan of any book that's about King Arthur.