A Visit to the Kingdom of Camelot

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Camelot has always been a magical place about which many grand stories of King Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table have been written. In A Visit to the Kingdom of Camelot by R.L. Greenwood, we are taken to that magical kingdom and told not only the stories about King Arthur, Merlin, Sir Lancelot, and the other well-known knights, but we are also introduced to some new characters in the kingdom. In a series of short stories, we meet Sir Lancelot’s younger brother, Ellsworth who is later named Sir Burpsalot by King Arthur and their sister Wendy. These stories about Sir Burpsalot and Wendy continue with the tradition of grand adventures, peril, and majesty that are common in all stories about Camelot and its inhabitants. Sir Burpsalot and Wendy work alone and together to defeat the problem with the Stinkers, venture off to Beanland, and find their place in the world with the talents they possess.

Complete with dragons, unicorns, magic, and happily ever afters, A Visit to the Kingdom of Camelot has much for young readers to explore. Greenwood takes the timeless setting of Camelot a step further by adding delightful, new characters that are full of honor, intrigue, mischievousness, magic, and wonder just as the well-known characters of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table have had in stories told through the years. The fact that Greenwood adds the characters of Sir Burpsalot and Wendy to Camelot and gives them their own adventures and stories is brilliant, because it expands the wonder of Camelot. A Visit to the Kingdom of Camelot will appeal to both girls and boys with the fun adventures and strong characters, especially Wendy, a strong female character. As a book for beginning chapter book readers or a fun bedtime book, where a new adventure can be read each night, Greenwood has written a wonderful book that introduces Camelot to a whole new generation.

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Author R. L. Greenwood
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 62 pages
Publisher iUniverse
Publish Date 08-Mar-2013
ISBN 9781475980974
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Issue April 2016
Category Children's
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