No Ordinary Boy (Book 1, The Legends of King Arthur: Merlin, Magic, and Dragons)
(Book 1, The Legends of King Arthur: Merlin, Magic, and Dragons)
by Tracey Mayhew (retold by)
Publisher Sweet Cherry issues titles that are retellings, of well-known stories for elementary school aged readers. This entry introduces the tale of Merlin and is the first in what appears to be a series. I found this book to be engaging with a level of suspense that is geared toward its young audience.The book contains short illustrated chapters.
Readers will learn about Merlin’s parentage and why the King summons him. By the end of this story readers know that Merlin and Arthur’s lives will be intertwined. I look forward to the next entry in this series.
As an adult, this book inspires me to go back to one of my favoritefavorites, The Once and Future King and to a second wonderful series about Merlin by Mary Stewart. Hopefully some young readers will be equally inspired.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.