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Two hypnotic tales woven around the figure of King Arthur, the legendary High King of Britain. The Sleeping Sword tells the story of Bun, a modern-day blind boy who dreams of finding the mythical sword Excalibur. When he stumbles upon a buried treasure in his father’s field, could its ancient power restore the light? In Arthur, High King of Britain, a boy on a sea walk round the Scilly Isles is cut off by the tide. Having given up hope of survival, he finds himself waking beside a warm fire with a man, Arthur Pendragon, who is full of strange and amazing tales. Tales of the brave knights Galahad and Lancelot, of beautiful Queen Guinevere, of Camelot castle, the magical sword Excalibur, and the quest for the Holy Grail…

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Paperback

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New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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    Nashdasher
    on 9 March 2013

    These books really make you think what it must have been like back then.

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    Too-Amazayn
    on 6 March 2013

    Michael Morpurgo is a brilliant author who feels children’s books with real emotion rather than just shallow happily ever afters, I recommend him to everyone

    4out of 5
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    HAC10
    on 29 May 2012

    This book is very interesting book.

    (So Far!!!!!!!!)

    5out of 5
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    dashernasher
    on 4 March 2012

    These are great stories about arthur. My favourite one is Sleeping sword

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    semb1234
    on 17 September 2011

    these books are for older teens but they are stil good.

    4out of 5
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    lucy2467
    on 1 October 2010

    a truly great story like any other stories hes wrote.if you like this(everyone does!)you should try kenzukie’s kindom or/and the butterfly lion.if you want to read the whole set(i know i would!)then you would truly love them.if you like adventures that are true (and sometimes fantasy)then these are the books for you(and the books you should be reading!)(there so brilliant!). a truly great,aword winning 5 stars from me,lucy2467.