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The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot

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An epic adventure of daring, legend and legacy begins below the floorboards of Camelot.

Below the carpets and flagstones of Camelot lies a secret world much like Arthur's royal court. Lord Yvers Christopher leads the castle creatures with a steady paw, upholds a tenuous truce with the animals of the Darkling Woods and guards the world's greatest treasure: the Holy Grail. Unknown to the knights above, the mice of the round table strive to ensure the safety of all who live within the castle walls, human and otherwise. So when Yvers is assassinated, the whole of Camelot is at risk. His grandson Calib Christopher must follow in his pawsteps but does the young mouse have the strength and power to lead his people and unite with the Darklings against the evil that threatens them all?

A rich, fun fantastical new series from new talent Julie Leung.

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This is Book 1 in the The Mice of the Round Table Series. See all The Mice of the Round Table books here.

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23rd August '17
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
We really enjoyed this book.  It combines the tale of the animal life at Camelot with the real characters of Arthurian legend.  The castle is under attack from an unknown enemy and our hero mouse, Calib, needs to save his friends and find out where the threat is coming from.  The book has some lovely illustrations along the way and the front cover is simply gorgeous.  Ultimately it's a classic case of good v evil and the underdog triumphing bit it has a really likeable set of characters and a good sprinkling a myth and magic.
22nd March '18
BlastyMK read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
A wonderful, magical story.
Really enjoyed reading it - loved the fact that the main characters are animals.
You will get hooked on this and once you've started reading it, you won't be able to put it down until the last page.
I'm going to read it again.
4th July '17
I read it to Hstar aged 9 aged 9
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
This is a brilliant adventure story with the human and animal stories overlapping and interlinking throughout the book.  Calib the mouse and Galahad the human are both on coming of age adventures helping to defend the kingdom of Camelot from Saxon attacks.  My daughter loved the animal characters especially Calib and Cecilly when they went out on their adventures.  This is a great book for both boys and girls.
19th October '17
I read it to rsa aged 7 aged 7
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
My son: I liked it because it is as though there are two stories in one: one with the two leggers and the other with the mice and the rest of the animals. It is an exciting adventure story. My favourite character is Calib because he is brave and clever, even though he is at times scared.

Mum: I have been reading this over a couple of weeks as a bedtime story. It is an interesting modern take on the Arthurian myths and tales of Camelot. There was a little confusion at first with the chapters bouncing back and forth between the animals (mostly centred around the mice of Camelot) and the 'two leggers', the people who live in the castle. All in all, it is an excellent book, which kept my son on alert and asking for more. We are looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
14th July '17
Keirawaddell8 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
I really liked reading this book after winning it on here. I really liked the cover to start with... it's a lovely picture of a mouse. It's very colourful too. 
I read this book over a couple of weeks and I just kept wanting to read more. It was very interesting and had fun and exciting storylines. The characters were fun too... My favourite is Calib. 
I would defi iteky read this book again as I really enjoyed it. I would tell my friends and other people to read it too. It's very fun. 
27th July '17
MunchkinMegan read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
I enjoyed this book, it has a gentle pace which can sometimes be a little slow but i liked how the story switched between the humans and the animals- that was probably the most interesting part of the book. 

I felt like there could have been more with some of the supporting characters- perhaps more with Howl and Leftie etc. 

You could tell that it was a first book, as it was occasionally clunky but i wont dismiss it on that alone- Harry Potter started much the same way! It will definitely find it's feet.

My favourite character was Macie, she's the coolest squirrel ever! I liked how the animals traits came through their 'positions' in a humanised way while still maintaining their true nature.

I'm looking forward to the next book and i hope there's a bit more action in it.
1st October '17
I read it myself aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
This book drew me in from the moment I opened it. It is a compelling book full of adventure, twists and friendship. I loved the idea of animals battling as well as humans and the secret of how to win wars.......
28th July '17
Westy10 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book was really a really cool book with a large interesting cast of characters including Berwin the last bear in Britain and Leftie Lynx. I liked Leftie Lynx because he started off evil but turned into a nice character who supported Calib the main character.

I liked how they switched between the human and mouse side of the story.
16th July '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to Ewanm aged 9 aged 9
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
A brilliant adventure story with a new twist to the story of Camelot, exciting to read, can't wait for the next one
17th July '17
Leonjames read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
5 stars
This book is fantastic a great twist to a well know story. The front over was brilliant and full of colour the mouse looks so cute. This story had me gripped the whole way through and I didn't want to put it down. I loved the human and animal interlink in the story. Definitely a great read and will be telling my friends about this 
18th July '17
I read it to Tee9 aged 9 aged 9 , to Ayaan15 aged 7 aged 7 & to Anaya1 aged 5 aged 5
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
4 stars
The books is soo well suited. Jam packed with adventure both my boys and daughters loved it. To begin with the front cover is what gripped us so much to wanting the book. The story involves Calib This is the mouse and Galahad. We had loads of fun reading this a couple of pages every night and it kept building he suspense up and drawing us back to the book
19th July '17
Esa read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
4 stars
The story was at first quite hard to fellow, with the switching between Galahad's adventures, and Calib's. the legend of King Arthur is probably the most well known legend in English history, and this story was a nice spin on it. Instead of the humans being the protectors of Camelot, the mice and other rodents protect it in secret. Calib is a mouse that yearns to live up to his families reputation. When his grandfather is murdered by an intruder, Calib embarks on a quest to stop war from breaking out, and to uncover he true person behind the murder. Galahad, like Calib, wants to live up to his father's reputation (his father being Lancelot, one of the Knights of the Round Table). However, Galahad is bullied at knight school for being the youngest there. A beautiful story about adventure, betrayal, and friendship.
20th July '17
Esa read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
4 stars
The story was at first quite hard to fellow, with the switching between Galahad's adventures, and Calib's. the legend of King Arthur is probably the most well known legend in English history, and this story was a nice spin on it. Instead of the humans being the protectors of Camelot, the mice and other rodents protect it in secret. Calib is a mouse that yearns to live up to his families reputation. When his grandfather is murdered by an intruder, Calib embarks on a quest to stop war from breaking out, and to uncover he true person behind the murder. Galahad, like Calib, wants to live up to his father's reputation (his father being Lancelot, one of the Knights of the Round Table). However, Galahad is bullied at knight school for being the youngest there. A beautiful story about adventure, betrayal, and friendship.
23rd July '17
Lydib read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Mice of the Round Table 1: A Tail of Camelot 9781848125131
4 stars
This book is not something i would normally choose but i did enjoy it, i know the Story of Arthur and the Knights of the Round table, i enjoyed it so much more when it involved rodents. The book tells the story of Calib the mouse and Galahad the human who are both on similar quests, it was a little tricky to follow in places but its enjoyable and i would recommend.
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JULIE LEUNG was raised in the sleepy suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, though it may be more accurate to say she grew up in Oz and came of age in Middle-earth. By day, she is the social media and digital marketing manager for Quirk Books - tweeting up a storm and surfing the blog waves. She is also the mother of FictionToFashion.com, where she interprets her favo...

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