The Quest of the Fair Unknown

By Gerald Morris
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780618631520, 264pp.

Publication Date: October 2006

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Description

On her deathbed, Beaufils’s mother leaves him with a quest and a clue: find your father, a knight of King Arthur’s court. So Beaufils leaves the isolated forest of his youth and quickly discovers that he has much to learn about the world beyond his experience. Beaufils’s innocence never fails to make his companions grin, but his fresh outlook on the world’s peculiarities turns out to be more of a gift than a curse as they encounter unexpected friends and foes.

With his constant stream of wise fools and foolish wise men, holy hermits and others of rather less holiness, plotting magicians and conniving Ladies, Gerald Morris infuses these medieval stories with a riotous humor all his own.




About the Author
Gerald Morris is Assistant Professor of Religion, Division of Religion and Philosophy, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.



Praise For The Quest of the Fair Unknown

A heartwarming and thought-provoking tale, this story is sure to entertain readers.
School Library Journal

"Morris’ retellings of Arthurian legendsand others from English lore, mostly medievalnever disappoint." Booklist, ALA

"This installment . . . maintains the same comfortable balance of epic adventure, earnest idealism, and gentle humor that has made the series so successful in bringing Arthurian legends to young readers." Horn Book

Morris continues his intelligent retellings of Arthurian legends with a tale of multiple quests.
Kirkus Reviews

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