The classic Arthurian legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author/illustrator team.
Of all the tales of the Knights of the Round Table, the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is surely the most magical. Here are thrills and enchantment, chivalry and courage, a challenge and a quest. Its hero is the greatest of all King Arthur's knights, Sir Gawain. His adversary is the fearsome Green Knight, who rides into Camelot one New Year's Eve with a challenge that strikes dread into Arthur's court. For Gawain, it is the start of an extraordinary adventure.
Michael Morpurgo was 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, has written over one hundred books and is the winner of many awards, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. His books are translated and read around the world and his hugely popular novel War Horse, already a critically acclaimed stage play, is now a successful feature film. Michael and his wife, Clare, founded the charity Farms for City Children and live in Winkleigh, Devon. www.michaelmorpurgo.org Michael Foreman is one of the world's leading illustrators. He has won several major awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal, most recently for War Boy. His titles for Walker Books include Beowulf (9781406348873), Why the Animals Came to Town (9781406329957), Mia's Story (9781844282784), Say Hello (9781406307245) and A Child's Garden (9781406312072). He lives in London.