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Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend (The Quest Books Guinevere Trilogy Book 1) by [Carpinello, Cheryl]
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Most people are familiar with the story of King Arthur, his Lady Guinevere, and her Knight Lancelot. What author Cheryl Carpinello has done in "Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend" is spin a fascinating story of the child Guinevere who on the advent of her thirteenth birth day is being presented with the responsibilities of becoming betrothed in marriage. Having to give up playing with her friend Cedwyn, playing on the grounds of the castle, and engaging in the usual childhood pastimes and pursuits is something young Guinevere is loathed to do. But with the aide of her teacher and friend Merlyn the Wizard, Guinevere embarks upon her destiny whether she wants to or not! Also available in an ebook edition, "Guinevere: On The Eve Of Legend" is a deftly written and thoroughly entertaining story that will delight and engage young readers from beginning to end, making it a highly recommended addition to school and community library collections. --Midwest Review

In this intro to the lore of Camelot, a spirited young Guinevere struggles to accept her destiny. As author Carpinello spins this tale, her writing sparkles. Guinevere and Cedwyn endear with their sincerity and spontaneity. --BlueInk Review

Exciting new children's author Cheryl Carpinello can now be added to the writers recreating the Legend of Arthur for new generations with Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend
--Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., author of the award-winning novel Narrow Lives and The Children of King Arthur.

From the Publisher

"[Carpinello has] created very believable characters and use[s] description nicely. Those two elements really help to enhance [her] writing. It is obvious that [she has] put much thought and effort into [her] work. There were times even that I wondered if [Carpinello's] story were really fiction or perhaps based on non-fiction."

Product Details

  • File Size: 1607 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond Today Educator (March 27, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0025KUJ36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,113,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My daughter read and reviewed this book for our website, Mother Daughter Book Reviews. Here's what we have to say (excerpts):

DAUGHTER SAYS:

What I liked and disliked about it:

I liked how, in the story, there was a twelve year girl playing with a seven year old boy because it shows that you can be friends with anyone and it doesn't matter their gender or age. So, I liked the relationship between Guinevere and her friend Cedwyn and I liked how Cedwyn said "Guin'ver" - it was cute.

It was interesting to read how people in those times lived. It was weird that in medieval times, girls would get married so young. I wouldn't want to get married so young [Mom: thank you, thank you, thank you!!].

I liked that there was magic in the book with Merlyn the wizard, the unicorns, and the dragon. I thought the story of the unicorns was sad because they have to die to save humans, but I understood (after my Mom explained it to me) that meeting the unicorn helped Guinevere decide that she has to meet her responsibilities as Lady of the kingdom and marry King Arthur.

I liked the pictures inside the book, but in some of the pictures she looks like she's seven not twelve/thirteen.

I didn't like that at the end in the section called "King Arthur Legend" it said that Merlyn was imprisoned by a lady named Nimue. It felt like a bad ending to the story and it made me sad.

My bottom line:

I loved, loved this book and I would recommend it to girls and maybe boys 8 years and older.
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As a retired elementary teacher, I am always on the lookout for engaging new literature for young readers. Guinevere is a wonderful book for the student beginning to master chapter books and longer stories. I loved the imagery, new vocabulary and page-turning storyline. It is a story that will capture the modern reader, even as it takes her back to times of long ago. Highly recommended!!!
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Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend - Arthurian Fiction for Tweens

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Life as a young princess was perfect! Playing and hunting with her seven-year-old friend Cedwyn, Guinevere filled her days with joy and merriment. Unfortunately, much was set to change as her thirteenth birthday approached. She was expected, of course, to master Latin--a language few spoke. But it would be her duty as princess to liaise with the officials who would visit court. There were other responsibilities as well as she came of age and no matter how much she wanted to avoid them, the march of time would not yield to her wishes. Already overwhelmed with these changes, Guinevere learns of her arranged betrothal and her world collapses.

Cheryl Carpinello's Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend, is a unique introduction into Arthurian Legend focusing on the life of the young princess. It is perfect for tweens interested in this genre. While most young people aren't royalty, they will likely relate with the emotions associated with wanting independence while struggling with the responsibility that comes with it.

I also enjoyed the simple line drawings introducing each chapter. They are wonderfully illustrated and provide additional texture to the novel. While the author provides and epilogue foretelling Guinevere's future, I believe additional volumes continuing the story from these early years would make a wonderful series.
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What was Guinevere like before she married King Arthur? In this book for middle graders based on Arthurian legend, author Cheryl Carpinello gives us a picture of twelve-year-old Guinevere, daughter of King Leodegrance. Though a princess living in a castle, she prefers playing and hunting in the surrounding forests with her seven-year-old friend Cedwyn to studying about matters of state and learning how to be a lady. Then as her thirteenth birthday approaches, it is time for her to be betrothed. Her father has chosen young King Arthur to be her husband, but she angrily refuses and even tries to run away, so the wizard Merlyn is called in to teach her about her responsibilities. What important lessons will Guinevere learn? And what will finally she decide?

Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend is an interesting and well-written tale told in a way that will appeal to middle school aged readers, especially girls but boys too, who can relate to the idea of wanting independence yet struggling with the obligations that come with it. The euphemistic "darn it" is used a few times, and there are some references to drinking ale. But those who really like to read the Arthurian legends should enjoy this fun peek into Guinevere's early life. In addition, it illustrates the important lesson that situations may arise in life when we must choose doing our duty rather than just doing what we want. A glossary, further information in the King Arthur legend, and some questions for discussion and enrichment in the back will increase the educational value of the book.
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