Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Dragon, a Griffin, a Cyclops! Oh my!
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
by Kenneth Kraegel
Find it at your library!
Henry Alfred Grummorson is a brave little boy. Of course, one would have to be brave if descended from one of the bravest knights to ever live. Henry is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of King Arthur of Britain. On the morning of his sixth birthday, Henry sets off for adventure with his trusty donkey, Knuckles. Together they journey into hills, mountains, valleys, and the sea in search of monsters to battle. During their travels, Henry attempts to fight a Dragon, a Cyclops, and a Griffin. But none of these terrible beasts is willing to engage in a battle of strength and might. Perhaps the enormous Leviathan lurking beneath the surface of the sea will be ready to fight Henry.
Written and illustrated by newcomer Kenneth Kraegel, King Arthur's Very Great Grandson is a charming adventure story for all ages. What begins as Henry's search for swordplay and a battle to the uttermost ends with his finding something much more rewarding. His great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather would be proud.