The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

Book - 2000
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Medieval life meets Arthurian magic in a novel that transcends boundaries of time and age, appealing to children of 9+ and older readers alike. The winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Smarties Prize bronze award in 2001, this timeless novel is stunningly reissued for a new generation.

The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a magical shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo - and anticipate - the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own life . . .

"As bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound." - Philip Pullman, The Guardian

Publisher: London, Eng. : Orion, 2000.
ISBN: 9780752844299
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Arthur, the seeing stone.


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2pod Mar 08, 2015

Full of detail about daily life in the middle ages.

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Jul 08, 2008

pod thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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