An epic new middle grade series in the tradition of Redwall and Poppy , based on Arthurian legend and told from the perspective of Camelot's most humble creatures: mice
Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of becoming a Knight of the Round Table.Read more...
An epic new middle grade series in the tradition of Redwall and Poppy, based on Arthurian legend and told from the perspective of Camelot's most humble creatures: mice
Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of becoming a Knight of the Round Table. For generations, his family has led the mice who live just out of sight of the humans, defending Camelot from enemies both big and small. But when Calib and his friend Cecily discover that a new threat is gathering--one that could catch even the Two-Leggers unaware--it is up to them to unmask the real enemy, unite their forces, and save the castle they all call home.
With the sweeping adventure of New York Times bestselling series like Wings of Fire and Warriors, Mice of the Round Table brings to life a legendary world of animals and magic that kids will want to return to again and again.
- ISBN-13: 9780062403995
- ISBN-10: 0062403990
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Series: Mice of the Round Table
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-17
- Reviewer: Staff
Descended from some of the bravest swordsmice ever to wear chainmail, young Calib Christopher lives alongside the human Knights of the Round Table, eating their crumbs and pledged to help defend the castle. That duty is tested when the timid mouse is selected to compete in the Harvest Tournament, a competition that leads to knighthood. When a beloved elder is assassinated during the competitions first challenge, paws immediately point at a rival animal pack that lives outside the castle walls. Could war return to Camelot? Above the stairs, Queen Guinevere and Lancelots son, Galahad, face a parallel threat while King Arthur and his ablest knights are away. In this first book in the Mice of the Round Table series, debut author Leung subtly points out how heavy a burden ones heritage can be by showing Calib and Galahads uneasy relationships with their status as favored sons. Though the plot is action-packed and battle-driven, Calib proves his worth by cautioning against making assumptions about the enemy and urging cooperation. Redwall fans will feast on this. A Paper Lantern Lit property. Ages 812. Authors agent: Stephen Barbara, Foundry Literary + Media. (Oct.)