Young Merlin

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Doubleday, Feb 1, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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From the bestselling author of Young Guinevere. Merlin is a special child--a wonder child with the ability to look into the future and cast spells. This is the tale of his boyhood--a story filled with knights, dragons, kings, monsters, and all the magic that surrounds Merlin's life from the day he is born. "Handsomely designed".--School Library Journal.

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User Review  - Teri - Goodreads

2.5 stars. Definitely not as good as the other Souci books we read. Skip this one as it is WAY too long. Read full review

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User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

Loved this picture book! San Souci is amazing! Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Robert D. San Souci was born in 1946 in San Francisco. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, San Souci has been a full-time award-winning children's book author since 1974. San Souci is best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. His first books, The Legend of Scarface and Song of Sedna, were written in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Since then he has written dozens of others. His brother Daniel frequently illustrates his work. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992, and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. Robert San Souci has also written some nonfiction works for children and several novels for adults.

Horn has stayed true to Howard Pyle's teachings in the fantasy characters that he has painted over the past twenty plus years. The mystical paintings and sculptures of the Catholic Church were his first experience with transcendent imagery. The crowning achievement to his 21 years as an illustrator was for his painting "Arcadia" to be chosen as the cover of prestigious fantasy art annual SPECTRUM 9.

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