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The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White I picked this up because I like the Disney movie and didn't know that it was based on a book. The novel is episodic with no real overarching story, sort of like the movie; it could have been titled The Early Adventures of King Arthur. The first half of the adventures I liked very much--the Robin Hood arc actually had my heart beating faster. It could just be me, but I was ready for the book to be over by the time Wart turned into an owl and a badger (around page 200)…. The "Sword in the Stone" part of the novel actually doesn't happen until the last 10 pages or so. In the version of the book I read, Dennis Nolan's illustrations were quite beautiful. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this read.