Excalibur Unsheathed [An English Legend]
From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends
Young Arthur spends his days toiling as a squire—feeding the horses and hauling his big brother’s armor. Around him, England is in turmoil, left without a king. But all that changes in one day, with one pull on the mysterious sword in the stone. Guided by Merlin the Magician, Arthur takes his place as the rightful heir to England’s throne. He receives the sword Excalibur and wins the loyalty of the Knights of the Round Table. But can the young king win peace and freedom for England?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.3|
|Dimensions||6.625 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||107490|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides|
Author: Jeff Limke
Jeff Limke was born and raised in the wilds of North Dakota. He has spent many a year teaching stories and writing. Jeff now teaches less and tries to write more, which sometimes happens.
Illustrator: Thomas Yeates
Thomas Yeates grew up in Sacramento, northern California. He attended college in Utah, Sacramento, the Joe Kubert School in New Jersey. Since then he has been working as an illustrator, focusing on high adventure in the comic book/graphic novel field. He has worked for most of the major companies in that field, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Eclipse, etc. He has illustrated Swamp Thing, Timespirits, Tarzan, Conan, Zorro, myths and legends for Lerner Publishing, and many short stories. Most recently he has illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars for Barnes & Noble Publishing and is currently illustrating a series of books by the popular writer Anthony Horowitz.
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Graphic Myths and Legends
Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →
“A fun, inviting way to introduce students to the beliefs and histories of other cultures.” —Book Links