Synopses & Reviews
"Rejoice... Morris is finally bringing his terrific recastings of Arthurian legend to a younger audience...More, please." Kirkus, starred review 04/01/08 Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"...an ideal fit for early readers...but fans of the legendary characters may find particular delight...irreverent and unabashedly silly." Bulletin May 2008 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The art catches the tone of the writing in the often-amusing ink drawings. A promising series debut for young readers." Booklist, ALA
Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Of these worthy knights, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, soand#8230;shiny as the dashing Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless and protecting the weak, just as long as heand#8217;d had his afternoon nap. Behold the very exciting and very funny adventures of Lancelot the Great, as only acclaimed Arthurian author Gerald Morris can tell them.
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, and#8220;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.and#8221; 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. Aaron Renierandnbsp;was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, andandnbsp;attended artandnbsp;school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.andnbsp;He's drawn comics as far back as he can remember, and today he has found a very vibrant and supportive community of cartoonists in Chicago, where he currently resides.andnbsp;Renier is the recipient of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, and received a nomination for best Children's Album in 2005.