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Bookstore of Juvenile & Young Adult Arthurian Fiction


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This page lists fiction geared toward juvenile and young adult audiences, available from Amazon.com. Many of these works are worthwhile simply for the wonderful illustrations, by such artists as Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Audio books are included whenever available.

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Detail from The Death of Arthur by James Archer

Arthurian Teaching Materials:

Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens & Dragons -- ages 9-12

King Arthur: How History is Invented, Jeremy Roberts, ages 9-12.

Medieval Knights: See-Through History Series -- ages 9-12

Read-Aloud Plays: Middle Ages (grades 4-8)

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces (grades 4-8)

Juvenile & Young Adult Arthurian Fiction From Amazon.com

Age levels are based on recommendations of Amazon.com. (Suitable for all ages if not otherwise mentioned.)
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Arthur, High King of Britain, Michael Morpurgo -- illustrated Arthurian anthology for ages 9-12

Arthur and the Sword, Robert Sabuda -- a Malory rendition for ages 4-8

Barefoot Book of Princesses, The, Caitlin Matthews, for ages 9-12

Battle for Camelot, The (Quest for Camelot), Nancy E. Krulik -- movie-based fully illustrated book for ages 4-8

Camelot, Ed. Jane Yolen -- illustrated anthology (ten stories and one song) for ages 9-12

Demise of a Dragon, The, Harry Ewing

Dragon's Boy, The, Jane Yolen, for ages 9-12

Excalibur, Carol Heyer, for ages 4-8

Excalibur, Hudson Talbott -- Young Adult, sequel to King Arthur and the Round Table

Fa Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior, Robert D. San Souci, author of Young Guinevere, et. al. While not strictly Arthurian, the legend of Mulan is contemporary with the historical Arthurian era of the late 5th-early 6th century AD. This book was the inspiration for Disney's excellent Mulan video adaptation. Okay, so I have a soft spot for sympathetic female warriors! :)

Fires of Merlin, The, Thomas Barron -- sequel to The Seven Songs of Merlin

Hobby: The Young Merlin Trilogy Book 2, Jane Yolen -- sequel to Passager, for ages 9-12, although the Booklist review suggests the sophisticated style and themes may be more appropriate to teens.

How to Draw Quest For Camelot, Walter Foster -- ages 9-12.

I Am Mordred: A Tale from Camelot, Nancy Springer, Young Adult

Kayley in Camelot: Book and Jewel Stickers (Quest for Camelot) -- ages 4-8

King Arthur (Eyewitness Classics), ed. Tudor Humphries - full-color illustrated Malory for ages 9-12

King Arthur (Illustrated Classics), based on Howard Pyle's Malory-derived work, for ages 4-8. Also available on audio cassette.

King Arthur (Oxford Illustrated Classics), James Riordan and Victor G. Ambrus, for ages 9-12. Also available in hardback.

King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone, Hudson Talbott, young adult

King Arthur & the Legends of Camelot, Molly Perham -- illustrated, for all ages

King Arthur and His Knights, Anthony Mockler & Nick Harris, for ages 9-12. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

King Arthur and His Knights, Sir James Knowles; all ages.

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green, a classic retelling. Audio cassette narrated by Terrence Hardiman (abridged).

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Ed. Steven Lanier, ages 9-12

King Arthur and the Round Table, Hudson Talbott, Young Adult, sequel to King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone

Knights of the Round Table, Gwen Gross, ages 9-12

Los Caballeros Del Rey Arthuro: King Arthur's Knight Quest, Andy Dixon -- ages 9-12. (Titles in Spanish)

Lost Years of Merlin, The, Thomas Barron -- ages 9-12, with many five-star customer reviews.

Merlin: The Young Merlin Trilogy Book 3, Jane Yolen -- sequel to Hobby, for ages 9-12

Merlin's Return, Ron Langenus, ages 9-12

Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight, Katherine Paterson, a condensed version of Wolfram von Eschenbach's 13th-Century Parzifal, for ages 9-12

Passager: The Young Merlin Trilogy Book 1, Jane Yolen, for ages 9-12

Prince Valiant, Martin Delrio's novelization for ages 9-12

Quest For Camelot, Kimberly Weinberger, for ages 4-8; out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Quest For Camelot: A Storybook, James Patrick, for ages 4-8

Quest For Camelot: Digest Novelization, J.J. Gardner, for ages 9-12

Road to Camlann, The, Rosemary Sutcliff, Young Adult sequel to The Light Beyond the Forest.

Search for Excalibur, The (Quest for Camelot), Nancy Krulik, ages 4-8

Seven Songs of Merlin, The, Thomas Barron -- sequel to The Lost Years of Merlin, for ages 9-12, another one book readers seemed to unanimously love

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady, Selina Hastings, ages 9-12

Sir Lancelot, Where Are You? (Dragon Slayers' Academy #6), Kate McMullan, ages 9-12

Story of King Arthur, The (Dover Children's Thrift Classics), Tom Crawford, for ages 4-8

Story of King Arthur, The, Robin Lister, for ages 9-12

Story of King Arthur and His Knights, The, Howard Pyle -- suitable for all ages. Also available from Signet Classics, Library Binding, and in hardcover.

Story of Sir Lancelot and His Companions, The, Howard Pyle -- suitable for all ages.

Story of the Champions of the Round Table, The, Howard Pyle -- suitable for all ages

Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur, The, Howard Pyle -- suitable for all ages

Sword in the Stone, The, Grace MacCarone, illustrated tale for ages 4-8

Sword in the Stone, The, T.H. White -- illustrated, for all ages

Tale of Sir Gawain, The, Neil Philip -- ages 4-8

Tales of King Arthur, Stuart Atkinson, for ages 9-12

The Boy's King Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's History of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Ed. Steve Lanier, Ill. N.C. Wyeth; all ages -- a much earlier edition of this beautiful and timeless Malory rendition was my first printed introduction to the Legends

The Dragon's Boy: A Tale of Young King Arthur, Jane Yolen, ages 9-12.

The Dwarf, the Giant and the Unicorn: A Tale of King Arthur, James Cross Giblin, for ages 4-8

The Legend of King Arthur: A Young Reader's Edition of the Classic Story by Howard Pyle, compiled by David Borgenicht, for ages 9-12. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

The Light Beyond the Forest: The Quest for the Holy Grail, Rosemary Sutcliff, Young Adult sequel to The Sword and the Circle.

The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Rosemary Sutcliff -- Young Adult

The World of Camelot: King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table, Michael Foss, for ages 9-12.

Tristan and Iseult, Rosemary Sutcliff, for ages 9-12. Also available in hardcover.

Walt Disney's Sword in the Stone, T.H. White -- ages 4-8. Out of print, but perhaps someone has listed a used copy for sale.

Wizard King and Other Celtic Tales, The, John & Caitlin Matthews, Celtic-inspired tales for ages 9-12.

Women of Camelot: Queens and Enchantresses at the Court of King Arthur, Mary Hoffman -- listed as being for ages 9-12, this is a wonderful addition to any library!

The World of King Arthur and His Knights: People, Places & Lore, Kevin Crossley-Holland & Peter Malone

Young Arthur, Robert San Souci -- sequel (sort of) to Young Lancelot for ages 4-8. Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly. Also available in hardcover.

Young Guinevere, Robert San Souci -- a unique story, containing elements of Malory and Geoffrey of Monmouth, for ages 4-8. Wonderfully rich illustrations by Jamichael Henterly contain many Pictish elements!

Young Lancelot, Robert San Souci, sequel (sort of) to Young Merlin for ages 4-8. Beautifully illustrated by Jamichael Henterly.

Young Merlin, Robert San Souci, sequel (sort of) to Young Guinevere for ages 4-8. Illustrations by Daniel Horne are reminiscent of the work of Tim Hildebrandt.



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The Death of King Arthur by James Archer