Full of humor, drama, and adventure, this retelling of a little-known figure of Arthurian Legend, co-written by friends Kaliis Smith and #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, is perfect for any knight in training.
Prince Morien was brave and clever and true…
The brave North African knight Morien is on a quest to find his father, who had set off on an adventure of his own and never returned. But every knight he meets wants to fight! At first, Morien is determined to best them all, until he meets some knights willing to quest with him. Together, they discover not only the importance of friendship, but also Morien’s long-lost father!
About the Author
Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids, teens, and adults. She has been a finalist for an Eisner and a Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Sir Morien is her first picture book.
Kaliis Smith is a poet originally from Boston. After graduating from Kenyon College, she released her book Finger and Thumb from Salt Publishing. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts.
Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta-based illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins Bigelow, Cats Can by Roseanne Greenfield-Thong, and Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows. She has a passion for the arts, great storytelling, and advocating for more diverse narratives in children’s books. Visit ebonyglenn.com and follow her on Instagram @artsyebby.
"A winsome adaptation of a lesser-known Arthurian legend."—Kirkus
"Glenn’s crisp-lined vector art pair with speech-bubble quips to evoke Pixar-like style, lending an appealing quirkiness to Morien and company’s questing...Give this to the viewer who loves fantasy media, who is ready to be introduced to the Matter of Britain at an early age, or who could benefit from the reminder that the legends of King Arthur included a Black knight of the round table."—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"This mythical retelling from Black (Doll Bones) and Smith (Finger and Thumb, for adults), a double authorial picture book debut, has all the jaunty verve of a contemporary Disney animated feature."—Publisher's Weekly
"[A] lighthearted update on Arthurian legend."—Booklist