King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
Title: King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
Author: Kenneth Kraegel
My pick is King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson, an Easy book, written by Kenneth Kraegel. On his 6th birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, who is a descendant of King Arthur, sets out for adventure. But no one that he encounters want to engage in battle with him. What will Henry do for adventure?
-Robin at KDL’s Spencer Township branch
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.