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The Resource The seeing stone, by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The seeing stone, by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Label
The seeing stone
Title
The seeing stone
Statement of responsibility
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own. The year is 1199 and on the borders of England and Wales young Arthur de Caldicot waits impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his father's friend Merlin gives Arthur a shining black stone, and in it he starts to see stories of his namesake, King Arthur. The Seeing Stone is a pageant of the past, crowded with characters, including Arthur's jealous older brother; the forthright village girl, Gatty; Tanwen, the serving girl; and Lady Alice, who entrusts Arthur with a terrible secret. Their individual dramas create an eye-opening picture of life in a medieval manor. But they are shot through with the legends of King Arthur in a narrative that builds to a thrilling and mysterious climax as the stories of the two Arthurs intertwine
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 5-8
LC call number
PZ7.C88284
LC item number
Sf 2001
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
4.3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The seeing stone, by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Arthur and Merlin -- Terrible secret -- Into the bullring -- My black king finger -- Duty -- Coeur De Lion -- My tailbone -- Little Luke and pigeon pie -- Tumber hill -- Sleeping king -- Jack words -- Fever -- Knowing and understanding -- Jumpers and my writing room -- Nine -- Three sorrows, three fears, three joys -- Tempest's teeth -- Just Jack -- Nain in armor -- Obsidian -- Lance and longbow -- Long live the king! -- Messenger's complaint -- Royal brothers -- Ice and fire -- Merlin -- Muffled -- Peddler -- Luke -- Poor stupid -- Seeing stone -- On my own -- Nutshells and good earth -- Desire -- Flyting -- Hallowe'en -- Passion -- Strange saints -- Uther explains -- Schoolmen, scribes, and artists -- Mouthfuls of air -- Foster child -- Crossing places -- Luke's illness -- Pains -- Unfair song -- New bow -- Ice -- Baptism -- My name -- Hooter and worse -- My quest -- Brother -- Between breath and breath -- Hares and angels -- Pots of tears -- Half-dead king -- Lady Alice and my tailbone -- Grace and Tom -- Fifth son -- Goshawk -- Thin ice -- Devil's berries -- Rot and bad blood -- Art of forgetting -- Hot and important -- Gates of paradise -- Words for Luke -- Despair -- Manor court -- Butterflies -- Merlin and the archbishop -- Acorn -- Spelling -- Pope's proclamation -- Nothing's not worth hiding -- Foul stroke -- Not yet -- Archbishop's messenger -- Knight in the yellow dress -- Tanwen's secret -- King John's Christmas present -- Nine gifts -- Sword in the stone -- Splatting and sword-pulling -- Riding to London -- Christmas -- Sir Kay -- Fourth son -- Turning of the century -- Lightly and fiercely -- Whole armor -- King of Britain -- Blood-truths -- Son of Uther -- Blood on the snow -- Unhooded -- At once -- What matters -- Song of the North Star
Control code
ocm44885233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780439263276
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00061883
Label
The seeing stone, by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publication
Contents
Arthur and Merlin -- Terrible secret -- Into the bullring -- My black king finger -- Duty -- Coeur De Lion -- My tailbone -- Little Luke and pigeon pie -- Tumber hill -- Sleeping king -- Jack words -- Fever -- Knowing and understanding -- Jumpers and my writing room -- Nine -- Three sorrows, three fears, three joys -- Tempest's teeth -- Just Jack -- Nain in armor -- Obsidian -- Lance and longbow -- Long live the king! -- Messenger's complaint -- Royal brothers -- Ice and fire -- Merlin -- Muffled -- Peddler -- Luke -- Poor stupid -- Seeing stone -- On my own -- Nutshells and good earth -- Desire -- Flyting -- Hallowe'en -- Passion -- Strange saints -- Uther explains -- Schoolmen, scribes, and artists -- Mouthfuls of air -- Foster child -- Crossing places -- Luke's illness -- Pains -- Unfair song -- New bow -- Ice -- Baptism -- My name -- Hooter and worse -- My quest -- Brother -- Between breath and breath -- Hares and angels -- Pots of tears -- Half-dead king -- Lady Alice and my tailbone -- Grace and Tom -- Fifth son -- Goshawk -- Thin ice -- Devil's berries -- Rot and bad blood -- Art of forgetting -- Hot and important -- Gates of paradise -- Words for Luke -- Despair -- Manor court -- Butterflies -- Merlin and the archbishop -- Acorn -- Spelling -- Pope's proclamation -- Nothing's not worth hiding -- Foul stroke -- Not yet -- Archbishop's messenger -- Knight in the yellow dress -- Tanwen's secret -- King John's Christmas present -- Nine gifts -- Sword in the stone -- Splatting and sword-pulling -- Riding to London -- Christmas -- Sir Kay -- Fourth son -- Turning of the century -- Lightly and fiercely -- Whole armor -- King of Britain -- Blood-truths -- Son of Uther -- Blood on the snow -- Unhooded -- At once -- What matters -- Song of the North Star
Control code
ocm44885233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780439263276
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00061883

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