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At twelve years old Guinevere is a typical girl except that she is a princess and unknown to her at this time slated to marry King Arthur Like any preteen she enjoys having a good time but also is unable to refrain from getting into trouble and rebelling against her father's authority And even though Guinevere lives in the Middle Ages she still has to deal with going to school This includes being chastised by for not doing her homework However being a princess does create problems for her because at thirteen she is expected to leave childhood behind and assume the position of the Lady of the Castle While she is sure that she is not ready to grow up several adventures help guide her to accept her future and even to look forward to it Because of her preoccupation with growing up Guinevere mistakenly shoots a wild boar with an arrow when she and seven year old Cedwyn are out hunting rabbits The two scramble for their lives and their reward is the discovery of a rabbit in one of their traps This innocent rabbit creates problems when it gets loose in the kitchen The rabbit's escape leads Guinevere on a race to redeem herself and puts her directly into the path of My favorite high school English teacher wrote this book so I might be a bit biased I really enjoyed it Guinevere On the Eve of Legend tells of Guinevere's life growing up before marrying Arthur and going to Camelot I didn't care much for the pictures but this is a nice kids addition to the Arthurian body of literature

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Guinevere On the Eve of LegendThey may take care of their people and friends like him Guinevere returns home to make amends with her father Grudgingly with many misgivings she accepts her future On Guinevere's thirteenth Birth Day people from all over the kingdom travel to enjoy the festivities The excitement of the day buries her doubts of her marriage She is met with good wishes wherever she and Cedwyn go They traipse through the tents and join in a rousing game of kickball before the evening feast begins Merlyn's firework show ends with a magnificent display just for Guinevere highlighting her future One year after Guinevere's thirteenth Birth Day finds her and Cedwyn in the forest again but this time Guinevere is teaching Cedwyn to shoot a bow and arrow A final shot by Cedwyn is filled with disaster as his arrow finds a stray boar and the two are in the same predicament as they were a year ago However by this time Guinevere has accepted her future and even fallen in love with Arthur This historical novel of approximately 29000 words Is written at the mid fourth grade reading level The dual purpose of this novel is to acuaint young readers with Guinevere and to entice reluctant reader What was Guinevere like before she married King Arthur? In this book for middle graders based on Arthurian legend author Cheryl Carpinello gives us a picture of twelve year old Guinevere daughter of King Leodegrance Though a princess living in a castle she prefers playing and hunting in the surrounding forests with her seven year old friend Cedwyn to studying about matters of state and learning how to be a lady Then as her thirteenth birthday approaches it is time for her to be betrothed Her father has chosen young King Arthur to be her husband but she angrily refuses and even tries to run away so the wizard Merlyn is called in to teach her about her responsibilities What important lessons will Guinevere learn? And what will finally she decide? Guinevere On the Eve of Legend is an interesting and well written tale told in a way that will appeal to middle school aged readers especially girls but boys too who can relate to the idea of wanting independence yet struggling with the obligations that come with it The euphemistic “darn it” is used a few times and there are some references to drinking ale But those who really like to read the Arthurian legends should enjoy this fun peek into Guinevere’s early life In addition it illustrates the important lesson that situations may arise in life when we must choose doing our duty rather than just doing what we want A glossary further information in the King Arthur legend and some uestions for discussion and enrichment in the back will increase the educational value of the book

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MOBI Ô DOC Guinevere On the Eve of Legend 9781432737047 FREE ✓ At twelve years old Guinevere is a typical girl except that she is a princess and unknown to her at this time slated to marry King Arthur Like any preteen she enjoys having a good time but also is unable to refrain from getting into trouble and rebelling A charging knight on his steed with disaster narrowly averted by Merlyn One night Guinevere's father holds a giant feast in honor of King Arthur Guinevere and Cedwyn marvel at the different knights enjoy the feast and hear the storytelling by the bard Guinevere is introduced to King Arthur for the first time experiences the first stirrings of love After the feast Guinevere is treated to a surprise encounter with Merlyn Nimue and a special unicorn Merlyn doesn't miss his chance to relate the tale of the unicorn to Guinevere's future as a ueen Later at a meeting with her father and Merlyn Guinevere discovers that she has been promised in marriage to King Arthur Her response to that is an emphatic No ; as she storms out of the room and literally trips over Cedwyn Guinevere informs Cedwyn that she is running away and he comes with her On their runaway Cedwyn learns that Guinevere is to marry King Arthur and his excitement further enrages Guinevere King Arthur is his idol and one who can help him become a knight Not understanding Guinevere's reluctance and anger Cedwyn helps her to see that she is just like the princesses in the stories who become ueens so that The Arthurian legends have timeless appeal and Cheryl Carpinello’s book Guinevere On the Eve of a Legend is no exception As an educator dedicated to encouraging reluctant readers and having taught the legends of Arthur to high school classes for nearly 20 years the author knows her stuff and her love of the legend shines from every page Although much has been written about Arthur both as boy and king and books have been devoted to the adult Guinevere and her ill fated marriage to Arthur this book comes as a surprise by introducing Guinevere as a young girl In fact our heroine is truly on the eve of a legend as the book centers around Guinevere’s 13th Birth Day the turning point for her when she crosses over from being a child to a young woman We find Guinevere in the opening pages having the time of her life With her friend seven year old Cedwyn she spends most of her time playing roaming the castle grounds and occasionally the forest hunting for rabbits or mythical creatures But life has plans for her as Guinevere finds out and life’s plans a combination of what her father and the wizard Merlyn have decided for her do not sit well with this fiery tempered and independent young girl Upon hearing she will be betrothed to the young brave King Arthur and then married to him on her fifteenth Birth Day Guinevere decides to run away from home She is not interested in being married and is even less interested in becoming a ueen Her attempt at fleeing is short lived partly because Cedwyn’s legs are too short to do much running partly because foraging for food in the wilds loses its appeal very uickly and partly because Guinevere realizes that she must eventually grow up and grasp her destiny with both hands In this coming of age story her friend and advisor Merlyn is there to guide and instruct her With magicality tenderness and spinning a sense of enchantment Merlyn uses the teachings of legends and the forest to illustrate the lessons one must face in life In this way Guinevere realizes that if she enjoyed being a princess so much it is just a small step to enjoying being a ueen She also understands how much her father loves her and that her happiness is all he desires Besides she still has two whole years to enjoy before having to really grow upCheryl Carpinello’s take on the Arthurian theme is uniue and enchanting Her descriptions of everyday life food behavior weapons and attitudes of the early Middle Ages display a wealth of research Information is subtly introduced to enhance the story and does not overpower the reader Her descriptions are rich palpable and appropriate to whatever scene one reads The moment when the children see the unicorns is one of poignant magicality The scene with the brachet the rabbit King Pellinore and the hapless Painted Dragon is roaringly funny Cheryl Carpinello has created a book along the lines of The Once and Future King with the same kind of appealing humor and dry wit in her Merlyn She has included an interesting glossary for young readers to fully enjoy their understanding of an historical environment; as well as A for educators and a recommended reading list I look forward to reading Cheryl’s next book Young Knights of the Round Table The King’s Ransom