At the crossing-places

by Crossley-Holland, Kevin.

Format: Print Book 2002
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The much-anticipated sequel to the multiple-award-winning novel THE SEEING STONE.

Arthur de Caldicot has achieved his dream: He now serves as squire to Lord Stephen of Holt Castle. But this new world opens up fresh visions as well as old concerns. Arthur longs to escape the shadow of his unfeeling father and meet his birth mother. To marry the beautiful Winnie, but maintain his ties with his friend Gatty. And to become a Crusader, with all the questions of might and right involved.
Just as he so brilliantly did in THE SEEING STONE, Kevin Crossley-Holland weaves Arthurian legend with everyday medieval life in the unforgettable story of one hero's coming of age.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. This sequel to The Seeing Stone (2001), which begins in January 1300, involves crossing places in time, in space, and even within characters. Like many 13-year-olds, Arthur himself is in transition, moving from Caldicot Manor to Holt Castle, from page to squire, from boy to man. Now that he has learned his father's identity, he struggles to come to terms with that knowledge, and he resolves to discover who his mother is, as well. More mysterious still, his own identity has been jolted by the revelation of his parentage and confused by his strange affinity with Arthur-in-the-stone, who is like, yet unlike, himself. By the end of the novel, Arthur and Lord Stephen, to whom he is in service, have traveled to Champagne and sworn allegiance to Count Thibaud and his crusade to the Holy Land. Like many middle books of trilogies, this one revels in storytelling and character development without the need to introduce settings and characters, create a thundering climax, or tie up every loose strand of plot. Readers who devoured The Seeing Stone will happily fall under the spell of Arthur's first-person narrative again. Short, satisfying chapters telling of events in his life are again interspersed with vivid tales of what he sees in the stone given him by Merlin: traditional stories of King Arthur unfolding, fresh and dramatic, for him and for readers as well. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This second book of the Arthur Trilogy continues the tale begun with The Seeing Stone, which, as PW said in its starred review, "inventively reworks the legend of the Round Table." Here 13-year-old Arthur begins life as a squire. Ages 9-12. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Crossley-Holland, Kevin. Arthur trilogy ; bk. 2.
#1 - The Seeing stone
#2 - At the crossing places
#3 - King of the middle march
Subjects Arthur, -- King -- Juvenile fiction.
Arthur, -- King -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Middle Ages -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- John, 1199-1216 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Arthur A. Levine Books,2002
Edition 1st American ed.
Language English
Notes Sequel to: The seeing stone.
Description 394 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0439265983
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