Young Guinevere by Robert D. San Souci
(A Dell Picture Yearling)

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When enemies lay siege to her father's castle, young Guinevere braves the perils of the local forest to seek help, paving the way for a fateful meeting with King Arthur and the fulfillment of the prophesy of her childhood. Reprint. SLJ.
 

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 January 1, 1993 by Doubleday. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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From the collaborators behind Young Guinevere (1993), a version of the story of Lancelot, orphaned and raised by Niniane, the Lady of the Lake.

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A few fragments of legend--which San Souci, in a cursory note mentioning ``a variety of classic and contemporary sources,'' does not sort out from his own additions--are padded out to create a story about Guinevere as a girl who enjoys rambling the woods, where she encounters a unicorn and other ...

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In a rather long text for the picture book format, San Souci ( Feathertop ; Young Merlin ) draws on an amalgam of sources to portray the young princess as she explores the enchanted forest around her

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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; however, the tale occasionally becomes self-consciously weight

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

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

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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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