Young Arthur by Robert D. San Souci
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To protect his life, Arthur, son of King Uther, was hidden from the court when still a baby. Growing up in Sir Ector's household, Arthur knew nothing of his noble birth. Then one day at a tournament, he forgot to bring a sword for his brother, Kay. Looking for a replacement, Arthur saw a strange sword plunged into a stone. From the moment he released the famous sword he assumed his destiny as the rightful King of England. But there were still battles to be fought, and with Merlin's help and the famous Excalibur at his side, Arthur established a reign of nobility, justice, and wisdom whose fame has lasted to the present day.
 

About Robert D. San Souci

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Robert D. San Souci was born in 1946 in San Francisco. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, San Souci has been a full-time award-winning children's book author since 1974. San Souci is best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. His first books, The Legend of Scarface and Song of Sedna, were written in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Since then he has written dozens of others. His brother Daniel frequently illustrates his work. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992, and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. Robert San Souci has also written some nonfiction works for children and several novels for adults.
 
Published October 6, 1997 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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This installment of San Souci's Arthurian cycle smoothly retells the stories of the Sword in the Stone and the Lady of the Lake. Ages 5-10. (Mar.)

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In a rather long text for the picture book format, San Souci ( Feathertop ;

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San Souci turns out the third book of his Arthurian cycle with Young Lancelot, illus.

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The romantic story of the girl who would become King Arthur's queen has ""all the ingredients prized by fantasy aficionados,"" said PW;

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This installment of San Souci's Arthurian cycle smoothly retells the stories of the Sword in the Stone and the Lady of the Lake.

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