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A Tail of Camelot: Mice of the Round Table



by
Julie Leung
illustrated by
Lindsey Carr

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780062403995
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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War, Violence: Mild Violence, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse
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An epic new middle-grade series based on Arthurian legend and told from the perspective of Camelot’s most humble creatures: mice. Black-and-white illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War, Violence: Mild Violence, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

AR

5.8: points 9

Lexile

820L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

15

JLG Release

Nov 2016

Book Genres


Topics

Fantasy. Animal stories. Camelot. Mice. Knights. Adventures and adventurers.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

The sword in the stone, knights, battles, and bravery bring to mind the Knights of the Round Table and their adventures in Camelot. In Arthurian retellings, the focus traditionally falls on gallant heroes such as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, and Merlin, but in this tale a colony of mice, flying squirrels, moles, and more take center stage. Calib Christopher comes from a long line of well-respected mice who, in different ways, have all risked their lives for Camelot. Calib has been entered in the Harvest Tournament. Before the test can even take place, Calib’s grandfather, Commander Yvers, is viciously murdered. Calib soons sets off on a quest in which he encounters deadly grizzlies, luminous wolves, and the Darklings, the wild forest animals, in hopes of preserving not only his royal rodent society but all of Camelot itself. Leung employs classic language, with regal terms to re-create the timeless feel of Camelot. While her vivid descriptions and attention to detail are reminiscent of Brian Jacques’s “Redwall” and Avi’s “Dimwood Forest Tales,” the plot is much more simplified and predictable. VERDICT An additional purchase for larger middle grade collections in need of epic animal fantasy.—Mary-Brook J. Townsend, Episcopal Collegiate School Library, Little Rock, AK

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

The sword in the stone, knights, battles, and bravery bring to mind the Knights of the Round Table and their adventures in Camelot. In Arthurian retellings, the focus traditionally falls on gallant heroes such as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, and Merlin, but in this tale a colony of mice, flying squirrels, moles, and more take center stage. Calib Christopher comes from a long line of well-respected mice who, in different ways, have all risked their lives for Camelot. Calib has been entered in the Harvest Tournament. Before the test can even take place, Calib’s grandfather, Commander Yvers, is viciously murdered. Calib soons sets off on a quest in which he encounters deadly grizzlies, luminous wolves, and the Darklings, the wild forest animals, in hopes of preserving not only his royal rodent society but all of Camelot itself. Leung employs classic language, with regal terms to re-create the timeless feel of Camelot. While her vivid descriptions and attention to detail are reminiscent of Brian Jacques’s “Redwall” and Avi’s “Dimwood Forest Tales,” the plot is much more simplified and predictable. VERDICT An additional purchase for larger middle grade collections in need of epic animal fantasy.—Mary-Brook J. Townsend, Episcopal Collegiate School Library, Little Rock, AK

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