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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Morris Narrator: Steve West Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Knights’ Tales Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9780385361170
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Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table.  

King Arthur’s knights were brave like Sir Lancelot the Great. They were smart like Sir Givret the Short. But they didn’t always act quite as…gallantly as a true knight should. Even King Arthur’s nephew, known at that time as Sir Gawain the Undefeated, was too full of himself to accept a token of thanks from a rescued princess! Someone, like the giant Green Knight, needed to teach Sir Gawain that courtesy and friendship are just as important as strength and courage. 

Come ride along on this exciting yearlong quest of Sir Gawain the Undefeated-but-who-may-learn-a-lesson-along-the-way, as only the acclaimed author Gerald Morris can tell it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An ingeniously integrated retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight and other episodes from the Arthurian canon. Worthy reading for all budding squires and damsels.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The story is well told, with gentle humor and a nice message.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna Goodall | 2/13/2014

    " Exciting adventure, humor, and good morals (without being didactic)... This is a spectacular choice for young boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke Shirts | 1/30/2014

    " Yup, five stars. I've rarely seen early-grade fiction executed so well. Perfect pacing, with wit and charm that appeals on both child and adult levels. I dub thee Sir Awesome, Gerald Morris! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/24/2014

    " Cute good for 2 -4 grade. Funny, Arthurian- adventure story about friendship and manners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yapha | 1/24/2014

    " Gerald Morris is a master at retelling King Arthur stories! This is the third book in his series, The Knights' Tales, aimed at younger readers. Like the others, this is written in easy flowing prose making it accessible to readers new to chapter books. The generous humor sprinkled throughout adds to the tales, while still holding true to the original Arthurian legends. This volume is no exception. I will eagerly await more in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 1/20/2014

    " Morris writes with such wit! These tales are great fun to read--a great introduction to the story of Sir Gawain in this volume. Illustrations add a nice touch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/20/2014

    " A refreshingly funny book I think a lot of students will love! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/19/2014

    " Cute and funny. Very Princess Bride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/15/2014

    " This book is so much more understandable than other King Arthur books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Payne | 12/23/2013

    " Hilarious story for middle graders. Great humour. Author does not over explain her humour or irony. Great moral to the story on courtesy. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 11/15/2013

    " Another great book in the series. I have never before thought that the story of the Green Knight was funny, but I'm glad that Gerald Morris found a way to prove me wrong. I was also glad to read about Gawain, who is my very favorite knight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 11/6/2013

    " Maybe it's because I generally read books for older students, but this was too cartoonish and simplistic for me. I did like the major plot reveal in the end, but overall, it did not stand out for me. I read this because I had seen the book on some mock Newbery lists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Clark | 11/3/2013

    " I loved it, i loved it. This is a great read aloud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrisanne | 7/16/2013

    " Morris still has his touch! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 7/6/2013

    " Not usually the sort of book I'd read but with the buzz on Heavy Medal I thought I should. Hugely enjoyable chapter book - funny, original and clever with a sweet message about courtesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 6/12/2013

    " Cute story for elementary age kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 2/3/2013

    " I put off reading this because I just didn't think I would enjoy it, but it is downright hilarious. With an economy of words, the author fully immerses us in the world of Arthurian knights. I thoroughly enjoyed this little gem of a book. "

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About the Author
Gerald Morris loves to visit the world of knights and chivalry in his books, but he’d rather not live there. He’s much happier living in the twenty-first century in Wausau, Wisconsin. Gerald is also the author of ten books in The Squire’s Tales series.
About the Narrator

Steve West, the winner of nine Audiofile Earphones Awards for narration, is an actor of international standing. He is known for his appearances on London’s West End Stage in Mamma Mia!, contemporary plays, and Shakespearean classics. He has appeared in Hollywood movies and on television screens in the United States and the United Kingdom and performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. His work has also been screened at the Cannes International Film Festival.