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Five Good Reads: James O'Neill Houck

...they go on a long journey through fantasy worlds. "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table," by Howard Pyle...magic adventure and nobility. I like how brave and noble King Arthur is. "Odd and the Frost Giants" by Neil Gaiman. A...
Comic convergence

...Holy Grail." The wacky story of King Arthur's quest showcases a flying cow...the mythical sword carried by King Arthur. (Check.)3. Find a stuffed...Black Knight attempts to prevent King Arthur's progress, even after losing...
In the Stacks: New fiction

...Sleepless Knights," by Mark H. Williams. Arthurian legend meets Jeeves and Wooster in this clever mash-up. Imagine if King Arthur and six of his knights still lived - how would they manage modern day life? Only with the help of Sir Lucas, their...
In the Stacks: Young adult fiction good for older readers too

...too. Sound off on the important issues at "The Book of Mordred," by Vivian Vande Velde. Mordred, the son of King Arthur, is usually portrayed as untrustworthy - a traitor, even. But here, in stories told by the women who knew him well...
movies where & when

...Two Brothers," (PG) last shows on Thursday, July 8, plays at 4, 6:40 and 9 p.m. at Glacier Cinemas. "King Arthur," (PG-13) opens Friday, July 9, and plays daily at 4:20, 7 and 9:45 p.m. at Glacier Cinemas, with matinees...
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in the stacks: New graphic novels for kids

...installment in the Castle Waiting series, and graphic novelizations ofThe Amulet of Samarkand and Excalibur: the legend of King Arthur. "The Saga of Rex," by Michel Gagne. Cheerful and curious young Rex, an otherworldly fox, is taken from his home...
Gardner duo's love for bagpiping leads to Scotland Borthwick Castle, Holyrood Park and Palace, where Mary, Queen of Scots spent her time, the Salisbury Crags and King Arthur's seat with its 360-degree panoramic view, Borthwick Castle, Sterling Castle and the Wallace Monument. "Just...
Guest conductor's choice

...Lambert composed ``Broceliande'' in 1893 in Paris as a full-length opera in four acts - with a ballet - about King Arthur and Merlin the magician. ``It was very popular when it premiered,'' Rosenberg said. Rosenberg found the music...
In the stacks: new fiction on audio

...any wonder that Arthur can't believe his father has gifted him with a previously unknown copy of "The Tragedy of (King) Arthur" by William Shakespeare? Written as a preface to the imagined play (the play follows), this is a lively look at a...
Inversion forms tall or flat Alaska Range mirage

...mirage" and is informally called a Fata Morgana - the Italian name for Morgan le Fay, the sorceress who tormented King Arthur. The mirage is fairly common in Fairbanks, where conditions are often just right. It requires a local temperature...
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