The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone

By T. H. White; Wite T. H; Dennis Nolan (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399225024, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1993

Description
"Learn. That is the only thing that never fails."--Merlyn the Wizard
Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk--the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure--"The Sword in the Stone."
T.H. White's classic tale of the young Arthur's questioning and discovery of his life is unparalleled for its wit and wisdom, and for its colorful characters, from the wise Merlyn to the heroic Robin Wood to the warmhearted King Pellinore.
Golden Kite Honor artist Dennis Nolan has loved "The Sword in the Stone "since childhood, and he imbues White's tale with magic and mystery in his glowing illustrations. Readers who know Arthur or are meeting him for the first time will delight in this beautiful rendering of one of the greatest stories of all time.


About the Author
T. H. White (1906 1964) is the author of the classic Arthurian fantasy "The Once and Future King", among other works. He was born in Mumbai, India, to English parents and educated at Queen s College, Cambridge. His writings have had a strong influence on both J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman.

T. H. White is the author of the classic Arthurian fantasy The Once and Future King, among other works.

Dennis Nolan is a registered professional engineer in Fire Protection Engineering in the state of California with a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.S. from Florida Institute of Technology. He has been listed in various Who's Who publications for over 15 years and was nominated to appear in the publication "Outstanding Individuals of the 20th Century."