The seeing stone: The Arthur Trilogy, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
640L
Description

The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches, where young Arthur de Caldicot practises his tilting and archery, learns to be a dutiful page to his father, and waits impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his father's friend Merlin gives him a shining black stone. When Arthur starts to see stories in the stone, his life quickly becomes entwined with that of his namesake, the boy who pulls the sword from the stone.

In this many-layered novel, King Arthur is seen as a figure for all time #65533; an exemplar to his namesake, a mysterious presence influencing not just one time and place but many. The 100 short chapters are almost like snapshots, not only of the mythical past of King Arthur but the real, earthy, uncomfortable Middle Ages. The turn of the century; uncertainty about the future; war and peace; Christianity and Islam; rationalism and superstition; the sharp contrasts in the lives of rich and poor; all these issues impact on the life of a boy in a medieval manor and give the book its uniquely contemporary feel.

Gatty the bailiff's daughter, Arthur's jealous older brother, Tanwen the serving-girl and Lady Alice, who entrusts Arthur with a terrible secret, are just a few of the characters we engage with as the story unfolds to reveal the mystery at the heart of Arthur de Caldicot's life. Shot through with the legends of King Arthur, it merges with them in a thrilling climax. The Seeing Stone is a unique and brilliant new take on the Arthurian story-cycle. The author is a magician with words and his light, speedy narrative is as readable as it is poetic.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780439263269
9780307582782
9780439263276
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.3, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
640L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 02942fad-6539-3757-f4bc-8b967025a307
Grouping Title seeing stone
Grouping Author crossley holland kevin
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-21 22:44:42PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-20 23:54:12PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 10
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.3
author Crossley-Holland, Kevin.
author_display Crossley-Holland, Kevin
available_at_school Donelson Middle
Harpeth Valley Elementary
Hillwood High
JE Moss Elementary
Joelton Middle
Madison Middle
McMurray Middle
Meigs Magnet Middle
Oliver Middle
Pearl-Cohn High
West End Middle
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction
Harpeth Valley Elementary - Kids Fiction
Hillwood High - Teen Fiction
Joelton Middle - Teen Fiction
Madison Middle - Teen Fiction
McMurray Middle - Teen Fiction
Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction
Moss Elementary - Kids Fiction
Oliver Middle - Teen Fiction
Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction
West End Middle - Teen Fiction
display_description 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.
format_category_school Audio Books
Books
eBook
format_school Book
eAudiobook
id 02942fad-6539-3757-f4bc-8b967025a307
isbn 9780307582782
9780439263269
9780439263276
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:3ff4afa3-a3ff-432a-a2ec-285725a13fcb -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000172971 QQ00113158 Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction Historical F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 6G632
ils:CARL0000172971 B00233283 Harpeth Valley Elementary - Kids Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 1V395
ils:CARL0000172971 B00141950 West End Middle - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 4V770
ils:CARL0000172971 A01870578 Moss Elementary - Kids Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 1J310
ils:CARL0000172971 B00185216 Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 4N555
ils:CARL0000172971 QQ00113156 Hillwood High - Teen Fiction HIST F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 67440
ils:CARL0000172971 A01627290 Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 46260
ils:CARL0000172971 A01942828 Oliver Middle - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 4S612
ils:CARL0000172971 P00661809 Madison Middle - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 4L545
ils:CARL0000172971 A01819391 Joelton Middle - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 4G470
ils:CARL0000172971 B00150098 McMurray Middle - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 4K540
ils:CARL0000172971 QQ00113157 Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction F CRO 1 false false On Shelf 6G632
itype_school
Book
last_indexed 2019-10-21T04:54:12.569Z
lexile_score 640
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F CRO
HIST F CRO
Historical F CRO
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Donelson Middle
Harpeth Valley Elementary
Hillwood High
JE Moss Elementary
Joelton Middle
Madison Middle
McMurray Middle
Meigs Magnet Middle
Oliver Middle
Pearl-Cohn High
West End Middle
primary_isbn 9780439263269
publishDate 2001
2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:3ff4afa3-a3ff-432a-a2ec-285725a13fcb eAudiobook Audio Books English Books on Tape 2009
ils:CARL0000172971 Book Books 1st American ed. English Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001. 342 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:3ff4afa3-a3ff-432a-a2ec-285725a13fcb -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000172971 QQ00113158 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 B00233283 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 B00141950 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 A01870578 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 B00185216 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 QQ00113156 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 A01627290 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 A01942828 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 P00661809 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 A01819391 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 B00150098 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000172971 QQ00113157 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
series Arthur trilogy
series_with_volume Arthur trilogy|1
subject_facet Arthur, -- King -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- John, 1199-1216 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction
Identity -- Fiction
Magic -- Fiction
Middle Ages -- Fiction
title_display The seeing stone
title_full The Seeing Stone The Arthur Trilogy, Book 1
The seeing stone / Kevin Crossley-Holland
title_short The seeing stone
title_sub The Arthur Trilogy, Book 1
topic_facet Arthur
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
History
Identity
Magic
Middle Ages
Young Adult Fiction