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Description - Parzival by Katherine Paterson

Raised by his mother in the wilderness, Parzival knows nothing of knights and chivalry - or of his own destiny as the son of Gahmuret, a member of Arthur's Round Table. Yet once he reaches the age of manhood, he finds himself thrust into a world of honour, loyalty, and sacrifice. Parzival's bravery and good deeds soon become renowned throughout Arthur's kingdom. But when he fails to say the words that will heal a dying king's wounds, he must undertake his greatest quest - a search for the Grail, the sacred vessel of hope and eternal life. Will Parzival succeed? Or is he fated to search for the Grail forever?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141305738
ISBN-10: 0141305738
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 131mm x 9mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson is a legendary children's books author whose work has garnered many awards, including two Newbery medals (Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981), two National Book Awards (The Master Puppeteer in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins in 1979), and the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for her substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Some of her other award-winning books include Come Sing, Jimmy Jo, Flip-Flop Girl, Lyddie, and Stories of My Life. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011 and is currently vice president of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. She lives in Vermont.

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