King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson

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Hardcover $15.99

Candlewick | Jul 24, 2012 | 40 Pages | 10-5/8 x 8-7/16 | 5-8 years | ISBN 9780763653118

  • Hardcover$15.99

    Candlewick | Jul 24, 2012 | 40 Pages | 10-5/8 x 8-7/16 | 5-8 years | ISBN 9780763653118

Praise

Debut author Kraegel proves he’s a talent to be reckoned with. He has a Monty Pythonesque sense of language, humor, pacing, and character—the text’s mixture of bombastic and deadpan deliveries makes for a stirring read-aloud. This fine sense of the epically absurd also animates Kraegel’s rococo watercolor and ink renderings: in his hands, a dragon’s scales coalesce into an intricate mosaic, a tree is a swirl of mazelike lines, and the sea becomes a tangled mass of blue ribbons.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From a gifted new author-illustrator comes an original story about a very old hand: namely, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King Arthur. On the day of his sixth birthday, Henry sets out for peril and conquest… Alas, all he finds are peaceable beasts. A Cyclops who prefers staring contests, a dragon who blows smoke rings, a griffin who plays chess — everyone’s actually pretty friendly. It’s still exciting.
—The New York Times

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