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The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Perfect "knightly" read-aloud for younger children.

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Although author Morris makes no secret that there is a moral to this classic tale, it is delivered with humor, sensitivity, and the occasional wink to the reader. Children will enjoy seeing the silliness that the serious knights are oblivious to, especially when Gawain plays the straight man to several absurd characters (like Sir Bredbaddle the Huntsman, who is shocked when Gawain guesses his favorite activity). Each of the 10 chapters introduces a new adventure that connects to the overarching story of the Green Knight and leads to Gawain's gradual transformation from self-satisfied Sir Gawain the Undefeated to the wiser Sir Gawain the True. The quick pace, short chapters, and occasional spot illustrations make this a perfect first chapter book.

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