A Tail of Camelot

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Early Medieval Age

Mice of the Round Table: A Tail of Camelot
Author: Leung, Julie
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Time Period: Early Medieval
Time Frame: 400
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Great Britain
Topics: Arthurian Legends
Genre: Fiction, Mythology
Reading Age: Middle Grade, Upper Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2016

World History > Early Medieval > Arthurian Legends

An epic new middle-grade series in the tradition of Redwall and Poppy, based on Arthurian legend and told from the perspective of Camelot’s most humble creatures: mice

With the sweeping adventure of the New York Times bestselling series Wings of Fire and Warriors, Mice of the Round Table brings to life a legendary world of animals and magic that kids will want to return to again and again.

Young mouse Calib Christopher aspires to be a Knight of the Round Table. For generations, his family has valiantly led the mice who live just out of sight of the humans, defending Camelot from enemies both big and small. To join the Round Table, Calib must spend his days training with other young would-be Knights. But when a new threat arises—one that could catch even the Two-Leggers off guard—it's up to Calib and his friend Cecily to unmask the real enemy, unite their forces, and save the castle they all call home.

Emily's Review

I enjoyed this story so much more than I expected. It is essentially an Arthurian Legend starring a cast of talking animals. A sort of underground animal version of Camelot, that even has its own knights of the round table. It reminded me quite a bit of Tale of Desperaux, with a touch of Redwall and even a bit of Game of Thrones mixed in for good measure.

This story is filled with great messages - even a very small creature can change the world, girls can be commanders and knights, and when everyone works together, amazing things can happen.

Magic, battles, talking animals, and brave heroes - this story has a little bit of everything and would make for a rollicking good read-aloud!

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