Young Merlin - Robert D. San Souci

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.