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  1. says: PDF Merlin and the Making of the King Read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Margaret Hodges Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download

    review Merlin and the Making of the King Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download Read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Margaret Hodges Although I felt this was a good child's introduction to the legend of Arthur as a Arthur nerd I found some aspect

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    review Merlin and the Making of the King PDF Merlin and the Making of the King I realize that the Arthurian cycle is enormous and complex and could not possible all fit in a short book for young readers However I don't think editing the entire reign of Arthur down to a few incidents is at all benefic

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    Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download PDF Merlin and the Making of the King This was a rather choppy and short retelling of the Winchester manuscript of the story of King Arthur for young readers I understand that for such a short version of the massively complicated story there isn't a lot of room for character development or dialogue but I felt that some of the notable characters should have been properly introduced instead of sprung up when the story called for them with a bit of backstory information I understa

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    review Merlin and the Making of the King Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download PDF Merlin and the Making of the King I'd hoped this introduction would help me appreciate other tellings So far I generally avoid Arthurian stories But I did lo

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    PDF Merlin and the Making of the King This book really is beautiful It summarizes the basics of the Arthurian story for children This has the distinct advantage of getting Malory's story without having to slog through Malory or the depressing parts

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    review Merlin and the Making of the King PDF Merlin and the Making of the King Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download I got really excited when I saw this because it looked like it was done by not only the same illustrator whom I adore but also by the same author as my childhood Saint George book Right on both countsUnfortunately while beautiful this one doesn't hold together as well as a story as Saint George I think that's partially the nature of the story being adapted it's impressive to pull from Malory but Malory is ginormous

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    PDF Merlin and the Making of the King A lovely piece I think book should have been larger to better appreciate the pictures I also thought the tales needed flavor They felt a bit flat

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    Read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Margaret Hodges PDF Merlin and the Making of the King Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download Beautifully illustrated and so interesting to learn about

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    Read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Margaret Hodges PDF Merlin and the Making of the King Hodges’ adaptation of Malory isn’t as strong as her distillation of Spenser in “Saint George and the Dragon” She relates only a few tales relating to Merlin and Excalibur but without the connecting tissue of the knightly adventures and the Grail uest the book feels hollow and disjointed than it should Outside of Merlin and Arthur characters are poorly introduced or not introduced at all Events happen suddenly sometimes

  10. says: PDF Merlin and the Making of the King Read Ñ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ç Margaret Hodges Margaret Hodges Ç 7 Download

    PDF Merlin and the Making of the King That was a severely shortened and chopped up telling of King Arthur I understand it’s intended for children but had I r

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Download Merlin and the Making of the King 107 In this collection of three exciting Arthurian legends Merlin the magician watches over young Arthur as he rises to become king of all England But many threats befall Arthur in the kingdom of Camelot the evil witch. Although I felt this was a good child s introduction to the legend of Arthur as a Arthur nerd I found some aspects of the book annoying and unsettling My biggest complaint is that the author was not really true to the spirit of the tale In such a short book I don t expect great character development but I found all the characters in this book distant and 2D Although Arthur is a flawed hero Hodges portrays Arthur as a weak foolish king a bumbling idiot who gained the crown not by divine right or noble birth but because he knew a guy Merlin My other peeve is that the author fails to introduce main characters Lancelot Morgan Utheruntil they become important to the story Although Hodges gives us backstory when necessary it would be much EASIER to introduce Morgan Le Fay in the beginning of the story by simply stating that Igraine had a daughter Then when Morgan reappears she doesn t seem so bizarre and out of the blueObviously I would expect details like Arthur s conception Mordred s birth or Guinevere s infidelity to be removed from a picture book version of the story but the author felt the need to reference them although not directly In doing so the author presents or implies the shadier parts of Arthurian legend WITHOUT actually discussing them Example In the beginning of the story the author decides not to discuss Uther s rape of Igraine Since Uther plays very little role in the simplified version of Arthur s story it would make sense to leave him out altogether but instead Hodges introduces Uther NOT as King but as a bloodthirsty enemy of Cornwall who steals Igraine as his wife and then surrenders his firstborn son essentially because Merlin asked him to My last complaint is with the illustrations or should I say lack of illustrations This book is considered a picture book and it features some beautiful illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman illustrator of Saint George and the Dragon Snow White but because of the size of the book the illustrations are very small and cramped To make matters worse this book has around 10 illustrations total or one for every 4 pages I felt that this arrangement huge paragraphs of text very few illustrations and the uniue size of the book are at odds with the reuirements of a picture book

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Download Merlin and the Making of the King 107 Morgan le Fay the traitor Mordred and even his best friend Sir Launcelot Will the courageous Arthur triumph over the evil forces in his path and bring peace and justice to the worldWith lyrical storytelling and da. This book really is beautiful It summarizes the basics of the Arthurian story for children This has the distinct advantage of getting Malory s story without having to slog through Malory or the depressing parts of White though White s cleverness is also missing Naturally a good deal is glossed over even the best can only do so much in 38 pages but it is a good introduction and would probably make children interested in reading The best part of this book is the art The illustrations are nice in themselves but the floral borders on every page make it feel sumptuous to read As the story progresses the borders change from spring flowers to summer berries to winter holly Non story pages are bordered in daisies with what else red dragons If you run across this volume be sure to look at every page

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Download Merlin and the Making of the King 107 Zzling paintings renowned author Margaret Hodges and celebrated illustrator Trina Schart Hyman together capture the beauty danger and glory of these timeless tales adapted from Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. A lovely piece I think book should have been larger to better appreciate the pictures I also thought the tales needed flavor They felt a bit flat

  • Hardcover
  • 39
  • Merlin and the Making of the King
  • Margaret Hodges
  • English
  • 04 January 2020
  • 9780823416479