Yvain: The Knight Of The Lion

ISBN-10: 0763659398
ISBN-13: 9780763659394
Author: Anderson, M. T.
Illustrated by: Offermann, Andrea
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: March 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 144

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: GN510L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Ywain (Legendary character); Juvenile literature

Ywain (Legendary character); Juvenile literature

Ywain (Legendary character); Juvenile literature

Eager for glory and heedless of others, Sir Yvain sets out from King Arthur's court and defeats a local lord in battle, unknowingly intertwining his future with the lives of two compelling women: Lady Laudine, the beautiful widow of the fallen lord, and her sly maid Lunette. In a stunning visual interpretation of a 12th century epic poem by Chretien de Troyes, readers are - at first glance - transported into a classic Arthurian romance complete with errant knights, plundering giants, and fire-breathing dragons. A closer look, however, reveals a world rich with unspoken emotion. Striking, evocative art by Andrea Offermann sheds light upon the inner lives of medieval women and the consequences Yvain's oblivious actions have upon Laudine and Lunette. Renowned author M. T. Anderson embraces a new form with a sophisticated graphic novel that challenges Yvain's role as hero, delves into the honesty and anguish of love, and asks just how fundamentally the true self can really change.
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