King Arthur's Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel

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Newcomer Kenneth Kraegel wryly draws from myth and legend to craft a daring and inventive tale to delight adventurers of all ages.

Henry Alfred Grummorson is the great-great-great-great-great-greatgreat grandson of Arthur, King of Britain. On his sixth birthday, adorned with a helmet and sword, Henry goes in search of adventure. He challenges a fire-breathing dragon to a fight, but the dragon prefers a game of blowing smoke rings. A cyclops wants only to have a staring contest. Even the griffin will not engage in "a battle to the uttermost" of the type Henry desires. Desperate for a real battle, strength against strength, might against might, Henry seeks out the fearsome leviathan. Has he met his match at last — or might he find something he didn’t know he was looking for? Children bold and imaginative will relate to Henry’s quest — and smile at its unintended consequences.
 

About Kenneth Kraegel

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Kenneth Kraegel is a self-taught illustrator and writer. He is the recipient of a Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators Tomie dePaola Honor Award and was a finalist in the third annual CJ Picture Book Award in Seoul, South Korea. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
Published July 24, 2012 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“I want a struggle of arms, a test of might and courage!” Travelling far in search of a worthy adversary, his search leads him past the winged Griffin (who offers a game of chess) to the sea monster Leviathan.

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With King Arthur’s DNA swirling in his wiry little body, it’s only natural that six-year-old Henry Alfred Grummorson would want to go on a monster-battling quest.

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City Book Review

The Cyclops thinks the ferocious Griffin might be a better challenge for Henry, so off Henry goes in search of the Griffin.

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Project MUSE

"Henry Alfred Grummorson was the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King Arthur," and in true Arthurian style he arises on his sixth birthday, saddles up Knuckles (his "trusty donkey"), and heads for the hills to face the resident dragon.

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