Sir Gawain the True (The Knights’ Tales Series)
Gerald Morris
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

A tongue in cheek, witty portrayal of one of the most famous knights of Arthur’s round table. This book is perfect for newly independent readers who have a basic familiarity with Arthurian England (you know, knights in shining armor rescuing damsels in distress and fighting gallant jousts/duels for the sake of their honor and their king). Morris’s prose is pitch perfect and gives readers a great feel for Sir Gawain and his world. Small line drawings appear throughout the book as well. (The same author wrote Sir Lancelot the Brave, and I can’t believe I never reviewed that! Stay tuned….)

Recommended for elementary and up (or read aloud to younger folks).