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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (1 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525675795
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525675792
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.6 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,973,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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IN the ancient days, when Arthur was king of Britain, there lived a boy who had never heard of the great son of Pendragon or of his bold knights. Read the first page
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By A Customer on 26 Jun. 1998
Format: Hardcover
All things Camelot are hot, and in the tradition of the great Narnia books this mix of history, fantasy and adventure will surely hook hungry young imaginations seeking a break from "Goosebumps" and Leonardo DiCaprio bios. Beautiful design and illustrations as well....
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Fascinating
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A fresh, enjoyable retelling 12 Aug. 2000
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Parzival" is an excellent story, the story of a young man who learns about God, hope, faith and the will to continue.
Parzival's mother has kept her sheltered son from knowing about knights, but when Parzival runs into three on a road, he can't be content until he is one. He sets off for Camelot, determined to follow his dead father's footsteps. But he soon discovers that knighthood is not all chivalry and flashing armor. Despite humiliation, dishonor, despair, and a curse, Parzival's innocence and goodness carry him through to the end.
Paterson chose to write this story in formal prose, but that doesn't keep the hero's appeal from shining through. Parzival perhaps understands such commands as "Thou Shalt Not Kill" best--when defeating a foe, he gives them a chance to redeem themselves, and beats himself up mentally when he does something careless. Readers ache for him when he is laughed at and then cursed, or refuses to get rid of the shabby clothes his mother made him. Readers will also cheer when he makes up for his past, innocent wrongs.
In a bookworld that lacks good, old-fashioned heroes, Parzival is a fearless guy that every boy will want to be like, and a role model that parents will adore. This legend is great, and the retelling is even better.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Perzival,And The Quest For The Grail Knight 16 Oct. 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I really liked this book it had tons of neat stuff in it. If you like King Arthur, then you will love this book it has lots of excitement in it.And it starts out as a boy who doesn't know what knights and dragons or any of that good stuff is. And he finds out he is king and goes to get his kingdom back and he ends up going on a quest for the Holy Grail.
I really liked this book .it is fun to read and has lots of potential so I recommend it to all ages it was fun for me to read and was really bone chilling and the edge of your seat kind of book.
I loved this book because it was about knights and dragons and other strange and unusual things cause that's is what I'm into. This book is a good book for all ages and I recommend it for everyone.
So sit back and relax and read a good book Perzival, and the quest for the grail knight.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Parzival ''`The Quest of the Grail Knight'' 16 Dec. 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Parzival ``The Quest of the Grail Knight''

The book I read was Parzival ``The Quest of the Grail Knight'', Written by Katherine Paterson. The main character s Parzival. He lived in wilderness of Soltane.

At the beginning of the story Parzival is living with his mother. At that time he did not know he truly was the King. He left his mother in search of his identity. Along the way he met many people. He decided he wanted to become a knight for King Arthur's round table.

He went to see the King Arthur and while there he met a wizard who told him that Parzival didn't truly know who he was and that he needed to figure it out before he could become a knight. So he left the kingdom in search of his identify.

Shortly after leaving he met the Red Knight knew who Parzival was and tried to kill him. Parzival killed the Red Knight. Then he took the Red Knight's armor and horse and went on traveling for many years. He eventually met his sister, whom he had never know and found out he was a king, not a peasant man. He returned to King Arthur's court and was knighted.

On a scale from 1-5, I rate this book a 3 because it was hard to remember which character was who because there were so many different people he mat. If you like stories about knight, then you should read this book.

The book I read was Parzival ``The Quest of the Grail Knight'', Written by Katherine Paterson. The main character s Parzival. He lived in wilderness of Soltane.

At the beginning of the story Parzival is living with his mother. At that time he did not know he truly was the King. He left his mother in search of his identity. Along the way he met many people. He decided he wanted to become a knight for King Arthur's round table.

He went to see the King Arthur and while there he met a wizard who told him that Parzival didn't truly know who he was and that he needed to figure it out before he could become a knight. So he left the kingdom in search of his identify.

Shortly after leaving he met the Red Knight knew who Parzival was and tried to kill him. Parzival killed the Red Knight. Then he took the Red Knight's armor and horse and went on traveling for many years. He eventually met his sister, whom he had never know and found out he was a king, not a peasant man. He returned to King Arthur's court and was knighted.

On a scale from 1-5, I rate this book a 3 because it was hard to remember which character was who because there were so many different people he mat. If you like stories about knight, then you should read this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Parzival 11 Oct. 2002
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book Parzival is about a young man who has a desire to become a knight. He goes to King Arthur's court and then becomes a knight and a king. He goes on a quest for the Holy Grail after he lets down a sick king. He encounters many adventures and learns a lot about god and who god is. He finally goes back to the king that he let down many years before and he finds the Holy Grail and heals the king.
I think the book Parzival is a very good book. It was exiting and suspenseful. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn about King Arthur. I really enjoyed this book and I hope you will to.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight 15 Mar. 2007
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book I read was Parzival The Quest of the Grail Knight. The main character in The Quest of the Grail Knight is a boy named Parzival. He lived in a village called Soltane. Soltane is a poor place to live at but it has very beautiful sights. The beginning of the story Parzival is living with his mother. Parzival didn't know his name in the begging of the book he was call Dear Boy or Young Master. He wasn't a smart child he didn't know anything he didn't even know who God was. He left his mother in search of a advancer. Before he left his mother dressed he in this dirty cloth and these ugly shoes. Also his mother told him on his way he should always say "God be with you" To everyone he past. Along the way he metal kinds of people. On his way he met a woman and took her ring. Parzival didn't run he wasn't the one that was scared it was the women. But after that performs he met an old man and Parzival told the old man that if he gave him a meal and took him to the caste to become one of the Knights of the Round Table then the ring would be his. He decided he wanted to become a knight for King Arthur's round table 1st because all these people said he looked like a prince. 2nd because when he was back in Soltane he ran into a knight and he that they were beautiful with their armor and he called them God.

After Parzival was lead to see the King Arthur he was brought into the caste. King Arthur's' caste is humongous it could holdabout 30 to 50 people in the caste.In the caste King Arthur asked him why he wanted to become a knight and Parzival answered him and King Arthur didn't like his answer. Parzival and the wizard walk and as they were walking the wizard told him that "Parzival didn't truly know who he was and that he needed to figure it out before he could become a knight." So he was kicked out of the kingdom. After he was kicked out of the caste he met the Red Knight and Parzival like his red armor. When Parzival went to go take the armor the knight toke his sword and hit Parzival in the head to many time to count. Then the knights' horse hit Parzivals' horse it tipped the horse and Parzival over. Then after the knight stopped hitting Parzival in the head, Parzival grabbed his javelin and threw it so hard it when though the Red Knights' head. Parzival got up and went to go pick up the armor but he couldn't then came a wizard helped him get it of the Red Knight and onto Parzival. Parzival eventually met his sister, who he had never know and found out he was a king, not a poor child and that his mother was really a Queen. He returned to King Arthur's court and was knighted.

John Flanagan
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