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Find the Magic in The Sword In The Stone

Summertime is such a magical time! There is something about summer that breathes magic and wonder. As we move into the start of summer, we are reading “One False Note” by Gordon Korman. It is an adventure that is going to kick off our summer journeys.

As we move deeper into summer, we are going to pick up another grand journey. Arthur has always been one that has drawn a lot of intrigue and myths. The start of the story is one that we do not usually look at, but “The Sword In The Stone” by T.H. White is a fabulous book!

If you have seen the Disney version of the movie, it’s a fun overview of the story. If you have not seen it, it is one that is worth watching.  July is going to be a month of magic and adventure! Join us for a fun and engaging book!

Summary of The Sword InThe Stone

“Learn. That is the only thing that never fails.”–Merlyn the Wizard

Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk–the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure–The Sword in the Stone.

T.H. White’s classic tale of the young Arthur’s questioning and discovery of his life is unparalleled for its wit and wisdom, and for its colorful characters, from the wise Merlyn to the heroic Robin Wood to the warmhearted King Pellinore.

Golden Kite Honor artist Dennis Nolan has loved The Sword in the Stone since childhood, and he imbues White’s tale with magic and mystery in his glowing illustrations. Readers who know Arthur or are meeting him for the first time will delight in this beautiful rendering of one of the greatest stories of all time.

Sword and the Stone