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King Arthur's Very Great Grandson

By Kenneth Kraegel
Illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel

Newcomer Kenneth Kraegel wryly draws from myth and legend to craft a daring and inventive tale to delight adventurers of all ages.

Henry Alfred Grummorson is the great-great-great-great-great-greatgreat grandson of Arthur, King of Britain. On his sixth birthday, adorned with a helmet and sword, Henry goes in search of adventure. He challenges a fire-breathing dragon to a fight, but the dragon prefers a game of blowing smoke rings. A cyclops wants only to have a staring contest. Even the griffin will not engage in "a battle to the uttermost" of the type Henry desires. Desperate for a real battle, strength against strength, might against might, Henry seeks out the fearsome leviathan. Has he met his match at last — or might he find something he didn’t know he was looking for? Children bold and imaginative will relate to Henry’s quest — and smile at its unintended consequences.

  • An exciting debut from a promising new picture book talent
  • A light but lively quest featuring a young knight and mythical creatures
  • A humorous tale of bravery, adventure, and friendship

About the author

Kenneth Kraegel is the recipient of a Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators Tomie De Paola Homor Award and was a finalist in the third annual CJ Picture Book Award in Seoul, South Korea. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

ISBN: 9780763653118
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Dimensions: 270 x 215mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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