Kitchen Knight

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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 [1990]. Square 8vo, [32]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.