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Product description

As the sea sweeps in, a boy is cut off in his attempt to walk round the Scilly Isles. Having given up hope of survival, he finds himself waking beside a warm fire with a man, Arthur Pendragon, who has rescued him. As the seawater dries from the boy’s clothes, Arthur tells him the incredible story of his life. His tale begins when he pulls the sword Excalibur from a stone, and continues as he battles to save England from the Saxons, sets up the celebrated court at Camelot, and fights with the brave knights of the Round Table. There is the great and tragic love between Arthur and Queen Guinevere, and the curse of evil Morgana Le Fey, who is plotting to kill him… Glorious adventure fills every page of Michael Morpurgo’s majestic novel recounting the life of England’s most celebrated legendary hero: Arthur, the warrior king.

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

May 1st, 2008

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.2; Middle years; 9.0 points

Other details
  • 256 pages


UK edition


Michael Morpurgo


  1. A Parent
    on 15 May 2017

    Not Impressed

    My daughter has been given this book to read at school. She is 10. The repetitive use of the word 'bastard' whether in context or not is completely inappropriate and unnecessary. There are large proportion of children whose parents are unmarried these days!

    Scholastic: Please note that we advise that this book is suitable for ages 12-14 years, therefore would not advise that this book is suitable for your daughter's age.

    1out of 5

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What kids think

  1. epic123
    on 27 October 2014


  2. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    The classic story about King Arthur

  3. FallenAngel16
    on 20 October 2013

    A great book to lose yourself in, I can read it forever and add my own thoughts and backstories to it. It’s great for a quick getaway from the real world. Recommended. Four stars.

  4. Nashdasher
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book to learn about king Arthur and a good story.

  5. totalbookworm
    on 2 March 2013

    Really interesting book. I learnt a lot about the myth of King Arthur, something I really wanted to find out about after reading ‘framed’

  6. dashernasher
    on 4 March 2012

    This is such a good book on Arthur I think it was brillent.

  7. booksrcul
    on 29 January 2012

    A really good book! I never knew the true story of Arthur.

    5out of 5
  8. emilythetiger
    on 10 July 2011

    it looks boyish on the front but when you read it it is good. and i do like michael morpurgo anyway.

  9. Icelollygirl77
    on 8 July 2011

    I got it

    5out of 5
  10. Princess-Aysha
    on 3 March 2011

    Michael Morpurgo creates a new layer for the historic tale of King Arthur.

    5out of 5
  11. gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    I loved this book. I love things to do with the roundtable. I really like Merlin!

    5out of 5
  12. boffers
    on 31 August 2008

    Micheal Morpurgo is a realy good writer but this i did not realy like it

    2out of 5