Arthur, High King of Britain Award-winning author by Michael Morpurgo (author)

Arthur, High King of Britain

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An enchanting take on the legend of King Arthur from War Horse author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.

Marooned on a sandbank, a boy faces certain death. With the sea closing in and the current about to drag him to a watery grave, his final wish is to see heaven. Waking in a strange bed, the boy meets an old man sitting by the fire with his dog. It is Arthur, the great warrior king of legend, and from his lips the boy hears of Camelot, chivalry, magic, evil and betrayal.

Arthur, High King of Britain is a gripping historical adventure from the master storyteller of An Eagle in the Snow, Listen to the Moon, Shadow, and An Elephant in the Garden. Michael Morpurgo has written more than forty books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

May 1st, 2008

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.2; Middle years; 9.0 points

Other details

  • 256 pages




Michael Morpurgo

Photo of Michael Morpurgo


  1. A Parent
    on 15 May 2017

    Not Impressed

    My daughter has been given this book to read at school. She is 10. The repetitive use of the word 'bastard' whether in context or not is completely inappropriate and unnecessary. There are large proportion of children whose parents are unmarried these days!

    Scholastic: Please note that we advise that this book is suitable for ages 12-14 years, therefore would not advise that this book is suitable for your daughter's age.

    1out of 5

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What kids think

  1. epic123
    on 27 October 2014


  2. AngelofDeath
    on 9 March 2014

    The classic story about King Arthur

  3. FallenAngel16
    on 20 October 2013

    A great book to lose yourself in, I can read it forever and add my own thoughts and backstories to it. It’s great for a quick getaway from the real world. Recommended. Four stars.

  4. Nashdasher
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book to learn about king Arthur and a good story.

  5. totalbookworm
    on 2 March 2013

    Really interesting book. I learnt a lot about the myth of King Arthur, something I really wanted to find out about after reading ‘framed’

  6. dashernasher
    on 4 March 2012

    This is such a good book on Arthur I think it was brillent.

  7. booksrcul
    on 29 January 2012

    A really good book! I never knew the true story of Arthur.

    5out of 5
  8. emilythetiger
    on 10 July 2011

    it looks boyish on the front but when you read it it is good. and i do like michael morpurgo anyway.

  9. Icelollygirl77
    on 8 July 2011

    I got it

    5out of 5
  10. Princess-Aysha
    on 3 March 2011

    Michael Morpurgo creates a new layer for the historic tale of King Arthur.

    5out of 5
  11. gethi
    on 3 March 2011

    I loved this book. I love things to do with the roundtable. I really like Merlin!

    5out of 5
  12. boffers
    on 31 August 2008

    Micheal Morpurgo is a realy good writer but this i did not realy like it

    2out of 5