Stories of King Arthur by Michael Morpurgo
In this collection of two spellbinding stories, War Horse author and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo brings the legendary King Arthur to life. Arthur: High King of Britain: Marooned on a sandbank, the boy faces certain death. With the sea closing in, his final wish is to see heaven. Waking up in a strange bed, he sees an old man sitting by the fire. It is Arthur, the great warrior king of legend, and from his lips, the boy hears of a world of magic, evil and betrayal . . . The Sleeping Sword: When Bun Bendle is struck blind, he feels like he is drowning in blackness. The discovery of an ancient tomb and a strangely familiar sword will change him forever. These gripping historical adventures could only have come from the master storyteller of Private Peaceful, An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, and An Elephant in the Garden. Michael Morpurgo has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.