One of four picture books based on the early lives of the four principle characters of Arthurian legend (Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and Merlin). These are fun to read with a child after they've been made familiar with the legends. This one is a little odd because the illustrations are done by a different artist than the other three. I think they are very nice illustrations (remind me of Audrey and Don Wood's work), but in this printing they appear a bit dark and muddy. As for the story - this was probably my second favorite behind Guinevere's.