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Yes, another Gerald Morris character. Are you tired of them yet? I hope not:)

Morris excels at creating characters within the magical, chivalrous world of King Arthur that poke fun at or expose the very ideals they don’t match up with, and he manages to do so without being cynical or overly romantic. 243 more words

The Stories We Read


Here’s an excellent example of how children’s books can serve to illustrate difficult realities both of the past and the present.

In Parsifal’s Page by Gerald Morris, Parsifal the would-be knight and his page Piers come upon a sobbing woman on an old mare. 607 more words

The Stories We Share


Givret was a man whose plight

Was that of the shortest of knights.

Though mocked for his size

He proved to be wise

So everything turned out all right. 15 more words

The Stories We Read

The Ballad of Sir Dinadan

Author: Gerald Morris

The Squires Tales, vol. 5

My rating: 4.5 of 5

All Dinadan really wants to do with his life is be a minstrel, writing great ballads and accompanying himself on his rebec. 499 more words

Book Review

The Squire's Tale

Author: Gerald Morris

The Squire’s Tales, vol. 1

My rating: 5 of 5

Imagine spending your entire childhood being raised by someone who can see the future as clearly as you see the past and to whom the past is as dim as the future is to you. 354 more words

Book Review

Good Omens and The Squire's Tale

Wow, I did not realize it had been THAT long since my last Book Club Thursday post.  I apologize.  To make up for it, I’m going to try to do two books a week for a few weeks.   520 more words

Book Club Thursday

On Ursula K. LeGuin and J. R. R. Tolkien

“Now,” he said, “now we’re away, now we’re clear, we’re clean gone, Tenar. Do you feel it?”

She did feel it. A dark hand had let go its lifelong hold upon her heart.

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