Brand : John Perkins

Perceval: King Arthur's Knight of the Holy Grail



Edward a. |

And the illustrations are wonderful. highly recommended

Bought this for a professional storyteller, who is using it as a resource to adapt chretien's perceval as a play for children age 9-12 at summer camp. the tone is very true to the chretien, and the illustrations are wonderful. highly recommended.

Midwest book review |

The virtues of faith in god and the mercy of the savior jesus christ are a crucial theme in perceval's epic story.

Perceval: king arthur's knight of the holy grail is a picturebook retelling of the legend of perceval, written by jungian therapist john perkins and superbly illustrated with full-color, renaissance-technique paintings by award-winning artist gennady spirin. perceval is fairly text-heavy for a picturebook, and is therefore ideal for young readers who not only love fantastic tales but also are nearly ready to make the transition to chapter books. the legend of perceval itself is a humbling story, at its core about how there is more to being a knight than embodying the virtues of chivalry. the virtues of faith in god and the mercy of the savior jesus christ are a crucial theme in perceval's epic story.

A. hamilton |

Wonderful retelling of an ancient tale

I read this book and enjoyed it very much. it's presented in a clear, flowing style which makes it very easy to follow along with, but still has a substantial underlying message which is revealed, piece by piece, in an exciting way as the book progresses. the illustrations are beautiful, and the preface and note at the end help to put this story into a perspective and explain its message.