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The Ballad of Sir Dinadan


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Young Dinadan has no wish to joust or quest or save damsels in distress or do any of the knightly things ex-pected of him. But he was born to be a knight, and knights, of course, have adventures. So after his father forces his knighthood upon him, he wanders toward King Arthurs court in the company of a misguided young Welsh lad named Culloch. There Dinadan meets Sir Kai and Sir Bedivere, and the three find themselves accompanying Culloch on the worst sort of quest.

Along the way, Dinadan writes his own ballads, singing of honor, bravery, loyalty, and courtly love—and learns that while minstrels sing of spectacular heroic deeds, honor is often found in simpler, quieter ways.


This fifth adventure in Morris's popular series follows young Dinadan, who stumbles into the court of King Arthur, meets knights Sir Kai and Sir Bedivere, and soon joins them on a perilous quest.

About the Author

When Gerald Morris was in fifth grade he loved Greek and Norse mythology and before long was retelling the stories to his younger sister and then to neighborhood kids. He began carrying a notebook in which he kept some of the details related to the different stories. The joy he found in retelling those myths continued when he discovered other stories. According to Gerald Morris, “I never lost my love of retelling the old stories. When I found Arthurian literature, years later, I knew at once that I wanted to retell those grand tales. So I pulled out my notebook . . . I retell the tales, peopling them with characters that I at least find easier to recognize, and let the magic of the Arthurian tradition go where it will.” Gerald Morris lives in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his wife and their three children. In addition to writing he serves as a minister in a church.

Product Details

Morris, Gerald
HMH Books for Young Readers
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Knights and knighthood
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Squire's Tales
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
May 2005
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
7.78x5.14x.81 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:

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