The Adventures of the Redcrosse Knight
In sparkling prose, the author retells Book One of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene for young readers. Celebrating the lost age of knights and chivalry, the story follows the young Redcrosse Knight as he faces a series of trials that will bring him to the final task laid upon him by the Fairy Queen, Gloriana. As his true guide, the Lady Una shares in the knight’s sorrows and dangers as she leads him onward to his great battle: the liberation of her land from a terrible dragon. Elegant illustrations and excerpts from the original poem combine with the narrative to capture an authentic sense of Spenser’s beautiful allegory, thus offering children an appealing entry point into this classic of English literature.