The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Education and Social Science Library
The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Arthurian Fantasy Guide

The story of King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table has been retold constantly in many mediums. The stories listed below extend and revise the legend of King Arthur, portraying powerful characters and new perspectives on their actions.

The categories are organized by the Story of King Arthur, which includes many aspects of the tale, and by specific characters, such as Merlin, Guinevere, Mordred, and Morgan Le Fay. There is also a category for the Knights of the Round Table which covers multiple aspects and characters of the legend.

Most books are located in the School (S-) Collection (Room 112, Main Library) of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library. However, books may also be located at the Center for Children's Books and older books may be located in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Room 346, Main Library) or in the Oak Street Facility. To verify the location of an item, please search for the book in the Online Library Catalog. If you require assistance locating an item, please ask for assistance at the SSHEL Information Services Desk.

The Story of King Arthur

S. C1121a
Cabot, Meg. Avalon High. 2006.

S. C5915t
Clement-Davies, David. The Telling Pool. 2005.

S. C8841se
Crossley-Holland, Kevin. The Seeing Stone. 2001.
     Sequels (Arthur Trilogy)
     S. C884a
     At the Crossing Places. 2002.
     S. C884k
     King of the Middle March. 2004.

S. C9372B
Curry, Ann. The Book of Brendan. 1989.

S. C937S
Curry, Jane Louise. The Sleepers. 1968.

S. F495w
Finkel, George. Watch Fires to the North. 1968.

S. H5541l
Hill, Pamela Smith. The Last Grail Keeper. 2001.

S. M454E
Mayne, William. Earthfasts. 1966.

813 M1233b
McCaffrey, Anne. Black Horses for the King. 1996.

S. N467T
Newman, Robert. The Testing of Tertius. 1973.

S. R259h
Reeve, Philip. Here Lies Arthur. 2008.

S. Sa562s
Sandell, Lisa Ann. Song of the Sparrow. 2007.

Service, Pamela F. Tomorrow's Magic. 2007.
     Sequels (New Magic Trilogy):
     S. Se69t
     Yesterday's Magic. 2008.
     Not available at UIUC
     Earth's Magic. 2009.

S. Sp469d
Spinner, Stephanie. Damosel: In Which the Lady of the Lake Renders a Frank and Often Startling Account of Her Wondrous Life and Times. 2008.

S. T386d
Thomson, Sarah L. The Dragon's Son. 2001.

S. Y78sw
Yolen, Jane. Sword of the Rightful King : A Novel of King Arthur. 2003.

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S. B2782l
Barron, T. A. The Lost Years of Merlin. 1996.
     S. B2782s
     The Seven Songs of Merlin. 1997.
     The Fires of Merlin. 1998.
     S. B2782mi
     The Mirror of Merlin. 1999.
     S. B2782w
     The Wings of Merlin. 2000.

S. N467M
Newman, Robert. Merlin's Mistake. 1970.

S. 398.210942 SE69W
Service, Pamela F. Wizard of Wind and Rock. 1990.

S. Y78p
Yolen, Jane. Passager. 1996.
     Sequels (The Young Merlin Trilogy):
     S. Y78hob
     Hobby. 1996.
     S. Y78mer
     Merlin. 1997.


S. Ai4st
Aiken, Joan. The Stolen Lake. 1981.

S. M459g
McKenzie, Nancy. Guinevere's Gift. 2008.
     Sequel (Chrysalis Queen Quartet):
     S. M1996g
     Guinevere's Gamble. 2009.


S. Sp83i
Springer, Nancy. I Am Mordred : A Tale from Camelot. 1998.

S. V28bo
Velde, Vivian Vande. The Book of Mordred. 2005.

S. W432w
Wein, Elizabeth. The Winter Prince. 1993.

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Morgan le Fay

S. K823d
Kogler, Jennifer Anne. The Death Catchers. 2011.

S. Sp83im
Springer, Nancy. I Am Morgan le Fay : A Tale from Camelot. 2001.

The Knights of the Round Table

S. M832s
Morris, Gerald. The Squire's Tale. 1998.
     Sequels (The Squire's Tales):
     S. M832sq
     The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady. 1999.
     S. M832sa
     The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf. 2000.
     S. M832p
     Parsifal's Page. 2001.
     S. M832b
     The Ballad of Sir Dinadan. 2003.
     S. M832p
     The Princess, the Crone, and the Dung-cart Knight. 2004.
     S. M832l
     The Lioness and Her Knight. 2005.
     S. M832q
     The Quest of the Fair Unknown. 2006.
     S. M832squ
     The Squire’s Quest. 2009.
     S. M832le
     The Legend of the King. 2010S.      

398.2 M832a
Morris, Gerald. The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great. 2008.
Sequels (Knights’ Tales):
     S. M832a
     The Adventures of Sir Givret the Short. 2008.
     S. M832ad
     The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True. 2011.
     S. M832adv
     The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated. 2012.

S. SCI27k1993
Scieszka, Jon. Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio, Book 1). 1993.

S. Y15e
Yancey, Rick. The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. 2005.

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