To me, methought, who waited with a crowd,
There came a bark that, blowing forward, bore
King Arthur, like a modern gentleman
Of stateliest port; and all the people cried,
"Arthur is come again: he cannot die."

"Morte d'Arthur" (1842)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Arthurian Stories for Kids (and the Young at Heart)

The BBC website features a series of four Arthurian stories as part of their Wales History section as follows:

"Morgana's Secret Island" (two modern-day kids met Morgan le Fay and visit Avalon)

"Sabrina's Mountain Adventure" (a modern-day girl travels to the Arthurian past and interacts with Cai and Bedwyr)

"Becoming Merlin" (a retelling of Merlin's coming into his powers)

"Guinevere's Wedding" (an account of Guinevere's first meeting with King Arthur)

The stories are accompanied by a series of games related to the four stories, and both the stories and games are also available in Welsh. In addition, the website also includes a selection of stories adapted from the Mabinogion (including the Arthurian tales), but these (as far as I can determine) are only available in Welsh at this time.