Author

Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle
  • This audiobook tells the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It begins with Sir Geraint, whose exploits corrected the wrongs of an earldom. Then the narrative shows how the Holy Grail was achieved by Sir Galahad, the son of Sir Launcelot. Finally, this audiobook portrays the final days of King Arthur’s life, and how after doing battle for his crown, he was slain.

  • Sir Lancelot du Lac is one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend and King Arthur’s greatest companion, the lord of Joyous Gard, and the greatest swordsman and jouster of the age.

    Sir Launcelot and His Companions consists of many series of episodes in the legend of the chief knight of the Round Table, Sir Lancelot, and many of his friends, including the Lady Elaine, Sir Ewaine, and Sir Gareth.

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle is the classic tale of the legendary bandit of England, who stole from the conniving rich to give to the poor. Join Robin Hood and Little John, Allan A Dale, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marion as they face off against the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham. In these medieval days of bows and arrows and county fairs, Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws are beloved by all the common men, and live a happy life in Sherwood Forest.
  • In The Garden behind the Moon, Howard Pyle transports children to a different but unforgettable and faraway magical land—where a young boy discovers a treasury of lost riches, where youngsters always play, and no one ever cries.

    David is a lonely young boy, learning the secret of walking over the glimmering sea path to the happy garden behind the moon. Now a grown man, he follows the Moon Angel's urging and heads out on a hero's journey to bring lost treasure home to earth. And therein lies this tale.

  • "You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath naught to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one, these pages are not for you."—from the book

    Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprising this favorite story.

  • “Pirates, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main, all live in present-day conceptions in great degree as drawn by the pen and pencil of Howard Pyle…It is improbable that anyone else will ever bring his combination of interest and talent to the depiction of these old-time Pirates, any more than there could be a second Remington to paint the now extinct Indians and gun-fighters of the Great West.”

    So writes Merle Johnson, who has here gathered together in one volume all of the nineteenth-century author-artist’s classic pirate stories that had been scattered through many magazines and books. Well-researched and with richly drawn characters, Pyle’s work will appeal to students of history and adventure lovers alike.

  • In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the wizard Merlin. In Pyle's classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin's spells, King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times.

  • In the days of chivalry, when men were made of iron, young Myles Falworth, a lord’s son, is forced to make his own fortune when his father is unjustly disgraced for treason. How he enters the service of a powerful lord, rises to knighthood, defeats his father’s old enemy in thrilling combat, and at last wins the friendship of the king is told against the background of the dangerous times of fourteenth-century England.

    Master storyteller Howard Pyle is at his best, incorporating fascinating historical information about medieval life into this fast-moving and entertaining story of a boy’s fight to restore his family’s rights and good name. This classic story remains a favorite not only among young readers but also among educators because of the author’s effortless way of teaching virtues such as courage, loyalty, steadfastness, and generosity.

  • For hundreds of years, the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has been one of the world's most precious literary possessions. In 1902, the distinguished American artist Howard Pyle undertook to retell this classic. His four-volume work on King Arthur has long been considered one of the outstanding interpretations of the Arthur cycle. This first volume, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights conveys the true spirit of the England of that time, when Arthur Pendragon was overlord of Britain and Merlin was a powerful enchanter, when the sword Excalibur was forged and won, and when the Round Table came into being.

  • “This tale that I am about to tell is of a little boy who lived and suffered in those dark middle ages; of how he saw both the good and the bad of men, and of how, by gentleness and love and not by strife and hatred, he came at last to stand above other men and to be looked up to by all.”—from the book

    Young Otto is born into a warring household in a lawless age. Having no mother, he is sent by his father, a valiant robber baron, to be safely raised by the monks until the age of twelve. But when he returns, gentle Otto can no longer escape the bitter blood feud between his father and the rival house of Trutz-Drachen. He is kidnapped by the rival family and his hand is cut off, to be replaced forever by a silver one. Can his brave father and his captor’s kind daughter, Pauline, help him escape?