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ePub Parsifal's Page (Squire's Tales (Pb)) download
Author:
Gerald Morris
ISBN13:
978-0756950842
ISBN:
0756950848
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Publisher:
Perfection Learning (March 1, 2004)
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Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
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1898 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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Houghton Mifflin Company. Even the youngest squire must be at least thirteen. You could be no more than a page until then. Then can I be a page?" Piers demanded.

Houghton Mifflin Company. This one is for William, and also for Katherine Paterson. For information about permission to reproduce. Parsifal's page, Gerald Morris, p. cm. Summary: In medieval England, eleven-year-old Piers's dream. comes true when he becomes page to Parsifal, a peasant whose quest. for knighthood reveals important secrets about both of their families.

Parsifal's Page" is an initially disappointing experience because it's not terribly funny .

Parsifal's Page" is an initially disappointing experience because it's not terribly funny, but it is an intriguing story from the perspective o. .oh, you can tell already. The son of a blacksmith and a former lady-in-waiting to the French court, Piers (calling himself "Pierre") has been prepped by his mother in manners and courtliness, and sweat and grime by his hard-working father.

As with all of Gerald Morris' Squires Tales, this one is filled with humor and adventure. It is a story of honor, family and making things right. The series is a wonderful retelling of Arthurian legends. Published on July 1, 2010. Published on May 13, 2010.

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Piers is desperate to become a page to escape the dirty, tedious labor of his father’s blacksmith shop. So when a knight arrives announcing that he’s on the quest, Piers begs to go along. Off on a series of adventures he never dreamed possible, Piers and the knight quickly run into difficulties. The tale of Parsifal has been told more than that of any other knight, but no one has ever told his story quite like Gerald Morris does in his fourth Arthurian novel, another tour de force of humor, action, magic, and, as always, true love. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Parsifal's Page by Gerald Morris (Paperback, 2006). Publication Details: Kingfisher, London (2006). So when a knight arrives announcing that he's on 'the quest', Piers begs to go along. Covers have no creasing or wear.

Parsifal's Page is the fourth book of The Squire's Tales series written by Gerald Morris. The main characters are now Piers and the knight he serves, Parsifal. Piers is desperate to become a page to escape the dirty, tedious labor of his father’s blacksmith shop. So when a knight arrives announcing that he’s on "The Quest", Piers begs to go along. Off on a series of adventures he never dreamed possible, Piers and the knight quickly run into difficulties

The Knight in the Snow Piers and Gawain walked together up the foggy riverbank toward the field where they had seen the knights setting up camp.

The Knight in the Snow Piers and Gawain walked together up the foggy riverbank toward the field where they had seen the knights setting up camp. s, and he began to shiver. It seems to be winter in this world. But how can that be? It was late spring when we left it just a fortnight ag. Once Terence and I spent a few months in the Other World, and when we crossed back, found that seven years had passed

Piers (or Pierre, as he wants to be called) is desperate to escape the dirty, tedious labor of his father's blacksmith shop. So when a knight shows up and says he's on the quest, Piers begs to go along. Soon he is off on a series of adventures he never dreamed possible. However, Piers's knight quickly runs into some difficulties and is slain by an odd character named Parsifal, who is on his own quest. Piers has no other choice but to join him. Parsifal is unlike anyone Piers has ever met and doesn't behave knightly at all. As their journey continues, Piers and Parsifal are drawn into the Quest for the elusive Holy Grail, and slowly, as the Quest continues, Piers begins to realize what being a knight really means.
  • Gerald Morris usually adds a wry, quirky edge to the usual Arthurian legends, but he went into angstier territory for his retelling of Parsifal's legend -- the original Grail quest, long before it was connected to Sir Galahad and so on. "Parsifal's Page" is an initially disappointing experience because it's not terribly funny, but it is an intriguing story from the perspective of... oh, you can tell already.

    The son of a blacksmith and a former lady-in-waiting to the French court, Piers (calling himself "Pierre") has been prepped by his mother in manners and courtliness, and sweat and grime by his hard-working father. When a strange red knight comes by and offers Piers a road out, he eagerly comes along... only to have red knight is quickly killed off by a strange, naive young man named Parsifal, who is hoping to become a knight.

    The problem is, Parsifal knows absolutely nothing about knighthood -- or manners, for that matter. He brings along the very confused and embarrassed Piers on his quest to learn manners, fighting (from a mystery woodsman who will be quite familiar to readers of this series), and chivalry (after a disastrous dinner with a noble lady). But disaster strikes when the two stay at a strange, magical castle -- and Parsifal fails to ask "the question."

    I'll be the first to say: This book is not as funny as Morris' prior work. Oh, there's humor, like the catastrophic dinner with the noble lady, Parsifal sending every defeated foe to a woman Sir Kay insulted, Piers's bizarre and oft-noticed hat, the attack on the castle of an overly-romantic maiden, and so forth.

    But Morris seems to have stretched his boundaries by exploring some more serious, sober territory n the Arthurian legends, such as Parsifal's self-imposed exile. And while Morris' prose still chugs along at a solid, earnest rate, he events leading up to the return to the castle, and what occurs inside is written with a beauty of words that Morris has not displayed in his prior books. But don't worry, it's not too bleak -- Morris' fondness for his characters is evident everywhere, especially since he revisits the Otherworld and some old friends.

    Piers is a likeable little guy -- he's pretentious and extremely self-conscious at first, but slowly the layers are stripped away until we see Piers as he is really. Parsifal's evolution from naive and sheltered to sad and haunted to secure and newly mature is painful, but worth the journey. He's absent for a good chunk of the book, allowing us to visit old friends Terence and Gawain. (Who go on a few amusing adventures as well)

    "Parsifal's Page" is an endearing little fantasy that expands Gerald Morris' writing skills -- he can do funny, but he also do a lot more. Just don't expect the level of humor as before (or after).

  • After reading one book by author Gerald Morris, we were addicted! Now my husband (43), my son (12), and myself (37) are fighting over every book in the Squire's Tale series that we can get our hands on! We bought this book because we heard it was "good literature." We had no idea HOW good until we read it. It is clever, witty, sarcastic, adventurous, and inspirational! My husband laughed so hard he cried! It is a very entertaining retelling of the King Arthur stories and Canterbury Tales, complete with knights, castles, princesses, magic, fairies, and quests! We recommended these books to our local library, some of the librarians read one of the books, and they ended up ordering a bunch of the books from The Squire's Tales series for the library. (This book is the fourth in the series.) It is easy to recommend such a wonderfully charming and entertaining book!

  • i have really liked this author ever since i read "the Ballad of Sir Dinadan". That was a great book. This is a good book but it wasn't as good as "Sir Dinadan" or as good as "The Squire's Tale". I don't know why I didn't like it as much but I just never got to like Piers as much as Terrence or Dinadan. Maybe it was his snobbiness that got to me in the end, but I didn't feel much pity for his plights because he was always so stuck up. Also, Parsifal, or Percival, grew sullen and bitter as the book progressed. I really like the original character who is innocent but powerful. Later on he turns against everyone who cares about him, including Piers and King Arthur.

    This book still has most of Gerald Morris's humor and insight, but it just wasn't as interesting to me as others in the series.

  • I'm so happy I finally got to read this book! Well anyway, This is a really great book, but I think the other books by Gerald Morris were a little better. Not to say that this selection was poor, but in my opinion, the other ones were better. Atleast Gerald Morris didn't loose his sense of humor!!! :-D This book is about a boy named Pier, born a black smith's son, who dreams about living in a castle. He really wants to be a page or squire, but his mother tells him otherwise. That he's too young. But when a knight passes by Pier's cottage, he seizes the oportunity and asks if the knight needs a page. So Pier gets his spot as a page and sets out on his quest. but not the kind that he was expecting. His master is very unkind and is soon defeated. So this is where Pier meets Parsifal, his new master. Later he realizes that enforcing certain manners to a great extent is not always sucsessful and the best way to go. Curiosity, is not showing stupidity and weakness, but showing humbleness. This was a really great book, and I hope you'll love it.

  • This is a very good book for the people who loved The squires tale and so on through that series. It has all the action of medieval time wars and sword fights yet it also has some passion and love.But you cant forget about the mystics of magic in it like the Other World which is a combination of mystical creatures. Also it has King Arthur in it for all who loved his books.If you were to read these you would see what I mean it was great and it made Gerald Moriss my favorite author.

  • I have read the entire series of Mr. Morris' books, and am in love with all of them! He brings Arthurian legend closer to us - in stories anyone can enjoy (and you learn a little about medieval customs, terms, etc.). The wit is top notch, the romance heart felt without becoming gushy, and the heroes extremely likable. Wonderful books. I can't wait until the next one is released!

  • I would highly recommend any book in The Squire's Tales series for both young and old alike. My sister talked me into reading this book and since then, I have read every available book by Gerald Morris. He has an excellent writing style that often makes me laugh out loud. I can't wait for him to write some more!!!