March 25, 2005


We are in the thick of our Medieval study of history.

The other day we fled to the library to allow for our carpet (which was being cleaned by Chem-Dry and was supposed to be a high-extraction method; however, it is slightly damp to pull the pile back into place- and I must say, they look fabulous) to dry. We packed school in a bag and reserved one of the spacious study rooms for several hours.

While the girls finished up their math assignments, I went hunting for books on the Arthurian legend, one of the literary loves of my life. I found some well-known references, but was delighted to happen upon several new ones, too.

Two of my immediate favorites, Merlin and the Making of A King and The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur, by Margaret Hodges and illustrated byTrina Schart Hyman. This team colaborated on Saint George and the Dragon in 1990 which was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Children's literature (which we also own).

Posted by Rae at March 25, 2005 01:18 PM

I picked up a copy of the King Arthur stories at my new favorite used book store (Mostly Books), rewritten by John Stienbeck. He doesn't change much, but does, I think, make some of the language a little easier to read.

Posted by: Jon Brisbin at March 30, 2005 05:09 PM
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