Arthur and the Sword by Robert Sabuda

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A retelling of the events that culminated in Arthur's ascent to the throne depicts his dramatic removal of Uther's sword from the stone and is accompanied by illustrations made to look like stained glass. Children's BOMC Alt.
 

About Robert Sabuda

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Sabuda was born in Pinckney, Michigan on March 8, 1965. He was skilled as an artist from a very young age, and he attended the Pratt Institute in New York City. His specific interest in 3-D paper engineering---pop-up books---was sparked by a book he received as a gift. Since 1994 Sabuda has published at least one pop-up book annually. These books are typically childrens' classics like The Twelve Days of Christmas, Mother Goose, The Wizard of Oz, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Night Before Christmas and, most recently, Beauty and the Beast. Sabuda works from his studio in New York City. His 2010 title Beauty and The Beast made The New York Times BestSeller List for 2010.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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In this version of the familiar tale, Sabuda (The Christmas Alphabet, 1994, etc.) captures Arthur as a child hero, a fact that readers will find especially satisfying.

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Noted author/illustrator Sabuda recreates the glory of the legend of Excalibur with startlingly powerful stained glass illustrations. Detailed swirls of liquid color-regal blues and purples, deep gree

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""Sabuda recreates the glory of the legend of Excalibur with startlingly powerful stained glass illustrations,"" said PW in a starred review.

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The final, radiant image of the sword conveys the splendor of the story: ``So in the quiet of that day in the small churchyard, the young boy lofted the mighty sword, raising high the country out of darkness and bring forth a new world.'' A page of notes following the story outlines the history o...

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