King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson is the story of Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of King Arthur. On the morning of his sixth birthday, Henry leaps atop Knuckles, his trusty donkey, and gallops off in search of adventure. He encounters a Dragon, a Cyclops, and a Griffin, but to his dismay, they are all friendly! Yearning for a real battle, Henry heads to the sea where he challenges the most fearsome of all beasts, the Leviathan....
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson can be purchased at your local bookstore or at Indiebound, Powells, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. For coloring pages that feature Henry, the Leviathan and others, click here.
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson was a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year.
In a starred review, Publisher's Weekly said; Debut author Kraegel proves he’s a talent to be reckoned with. He has a Monty Pythonesque sense of language, humor, pacing, and character—the text’s mixture of bombastic and deadpan deliveries makes for a stirring read-aloud. This fine sense of the epically absurd also animates Kraegel’s rococo watercolor and ink renderings: in his hands, a dragon’s scales coalesce into an intricate mosaic, a tree is a swirl of mazelike lines, and the sea becomes a tangled mass of blue ribbons.
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