Author: Margaret Hodges
Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman
[HYMAN, Trina Schart]. The Kitchen Knight. A Tale of King Arthur. Retold by Margaret Hodges and Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. NY: Holiday House . Square 8vo, pp. Blue boards stamped in blind with green quarter-cloth spine stamped in gold. A fine, bright copy in the original color pictorial d.w. (slight edge wear). Signed by the artist, Trina Schart Hyman.
First edition. A marvelous retelling of the legend of Sir Gareth of Orkney, the nephew of King Arthur who came to Camelot disguised as a kitchen boy, only to win renown by vanquishing the dreaded Knight of the Red Plain, be knighted by Sir Lancelot, and win the hand of a fair maiden. Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's lush watercolors capture all the romance and excitement of this thrilling adventure.