King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
By Kenneth Kraegel
From the library
The story: On the day he turns six years old, Henry Alfred Grummorson sets out to have a grand adventure like his great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather King Arthur. He has heard that there are many fierce creatures in the land, including a cyclops, a dragon, a griffin, and a leviathan. Can he use his strength and skill to defeat the monsters or will things go differently than he planned?
Mama opines: This is one of those books that is really fun to read out loud. There are monsters and quests and passages in all caps, which of course calls for you and your little one to yell it out. It starts off as a book about boys and their seemingly inherent need to fight, but quickly becomes a sweet story about childhood and friendship.
Thoughts from David: I like it because it has a little boy who is six years old and because he battles a terrible dragon. Then he battles a giant. He battles a Griffin too and the Leviathin in the ocean.