Arthur: The Seeing Stone

Kevin Crossley-Holland

6-9 years

2001 Winner

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

2001 Nominee

Smarties Prize

2000 Nominee

Whitbread Awards

2001 Winner

Tir na n-Og Award

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01 June 2001
9780752844299
352 pages
Synopsis

Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award in 2001, this timeless novel is stunningly reissued for a new generation.

The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a magical shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo - and anticipate - the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life . . .

"As bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound." - Philip Pullman, The Guardian