Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Twain, Mark.
New York : W. Morrow, 1988
IL 5-8, RL 6.6
ISBN  0688063462
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This is the story of Hank Morgan, a New Englander,  who travels back in time to the time of King Arthur  experience what the times were like.  Hank is absolutely in awe of what he is experiencing, for Hank is experiencing the literal birth of the United States, but before any of that there is New England.  Back in those times,  New England was the top country in the world known as America.  But there is just one  problem: Hank is a wizard, and that doesn’t set so well with Merlin.  The self-proclaimed “best wizard in the world”.  When Merlin leads Hank to be captured, the war starts.  Merlin wants to seize the Holy Grail, a magical object that is believed to possess magical powers.  Hank fears that if Merlin seizes control of the Holy Grail, he will take control of the castle.    The Two wizards wage war against each other, with the fate of a kingdom in the balance.  Can Hank win the war against Merlin?  (Ian Templin, student, Mansfield High School)
SUBJECTS:     Arthur, King -- Fiction.
                        Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
                        Time travel -- Fiction.
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