The Sword In The Stone (collins Modern Classics) by T. H. WhiteThe Sword In The Stone (collins Modern Classics) by T. H. White

The Sword In The Stone (collins Modern Classics)

byT. H. White

Paperback | July 19, 2016

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The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart - ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn - who goes on to become King Arthur.Collins Modern Classics are re-launched with gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation."Come, sword," said the Wart. He took hold of the handles with both hands, and strained against the stone. but nothing moved.When the wizard Merlyn comes to tutor Sir Ector's sons, Kay and the Wart, studying suddenly becomes much more exciting. After all, who wouldn't enjoy being turned into a fish, or a badger, or a snake?But the Wart is destined for greater things and Merlyn's magical teachings are only the beginning of his amazing future.This edition of T.H White's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by bestselling author, Garth Nix.
Terence Hanbury White was born in 1906 in India. The author of poems, books about hunting and other sports, and some detective stories, he found fame and success with 'The Sword in the Stone' (1939), the brilliantly imaginative retelling of King Arthur's early life.
Title:The Sword In The Stone (collins Modern Classics)Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 19, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:000726349X

ISBN - 13:9780007263493

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from great a quick and extremely detail-condensed read.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Children's Classic for All Ages I read this book when I was about 16 and have loved it ever since. It is a beautiful glimpse into the magical world of young King Arthur while he was tutored by the incredible Merlin. Throughout the book, Merlin and Arthur transform into a variety of animals as part of Arthur's unconventional "schooling" that eventually leads him to his destiny as England's next king. The story is exciting and captivating for a child, and yet there is no lacking in depth for an adult reader. From here, The Once and Future King series continues into more mature content, following true enough to traditional Arthurian legend, though it is not a strict adherer to historical context or older forms of the tale. For this reason, a die-hard Arthur fan may not be impressed unless they can surpass the inconsistencies and respect The Sword in the Stone for its more contemporary and accessible take on the legend.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I read this book many years ago, and have just finished it again. it's a fantastic story using the animal world to reeducate an old man before he meets his old enemy on the battlefield. an interesting insight to war and human nature. A must read.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok but not great This is an interesting little book. I read it as part of my children’s literature course back in 1999. The book is partially Arthurian Legend, part social commentary and part farce. I did not like the inappropriate references for the time of the story, trains, buses … As well I didn’t appreciate the mixing of Robin Hood (Wood) in the 12th Century with Arthur of the 6th Century. Yet all in all it was a fun book - easy to read.
Date published: 2008-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Sword in the Stone I first read this book when I was eleven years old! I'm now much older than that, and this book still holds the same magical presence as it did back then. It is a wonderfully written work of art that is sure to delight readers of every age.
Date published: 2005-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! For all you King Arthur fans out there, this 1938 classic is a work of art. This book is filled with Wart's adventure's with Merlyn and beautiful pictures depicting all his adventure's! Can you really resist a classic???
Date published: 2000-07-21

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