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No ordinary boy / retold by Tracey Mayhew ; illustrated by Mike Phillips.

Mayhew, Tracey, (author.). Phillips, Mike, 1961- (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Eight-year-old Merlin, drawn as a white boy with short brown hair, is an orphan abandoned by his human mother and demon father. Although young, he already possesses healing and prophetic powers. Unexpectedly, he is summoned by King Vortigern. As a group of knights escorts Merlin on his journey, he wishes he could be loved and admired like them, rather than judged with fear and suspicion. He soon meets Magan, the king's advisor, who is a druid with magical abilities. The king wants to build a tower, but his efforts are repeatedly ruined as the earth rumbles and the tower collapses. Magan says the sacrifice of Merlin's blood will solve the problem. Merlin's vision, however, tells him that two dragons living in a lake beneath the mountain are what is making the tower fall. When the king drains the lake, the dragons come out and fight each other. One dragon dies, and several people are killed in the conflict as well. Magan acknowledges Merlin's capabilities and wants to take him to Avalon to train with the druids. At the book's conclusion, Merlin foresees that King Vortigern will not defeat his enemies, but the ruler who comes after him will--a boy named Arthur Pendragon.."--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J FIC MAYHEW (Text) 33892100717330 Children's New Books Book None 01/26/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781782267324
  • ISBN: 1782267328
  • Physical Description: 94 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 2020 edition.
  • Publisher: Leicester, United Kingdom : Sweet Cherry Publishing Limited, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Eight-year-old Merlin, drawn as a white boy with short brown hair, is an orphan abandoned by his human mother and demon father. Although young, he already possesses healing and prophetic powers. Unexpectedly, he is summoned by King Vortigern. As a group of knights escorts Merlin on his journey, he wishes he could be loved and admired like them, rather than judged with fear and suspicion. He soon meets Magan, the king's advisor, who is a druid with magical abilities. The king wants to build a tower, but his efforts are repeatedly ruined as the earth rumbles and the tower collapses. Magan says the sacrifice of Merlin's blood will solve the problem. Merlin's vision, however, tells him that two dragons living in a lake beneath the mountain are what is making the tower fall. When the king drains the lake, the dragons come out and fight each other. One dragon dies, and several people are killed in the conflict as well. Magan acknowledges Merlin's capabilities and wants to take him to Avalon to train with the druids. At the book's conclusion, Merlin foresees that King Vortigern will not defeat his enemies, but the ruler who comes after him will--a boy named Arthur Pendragon.."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Arthur, King > Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood > Juvenile fiction.
Dragons > Juvenile fiction.
Knights and knighthood > Fiction.
Dragons > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.

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