The Sleeping Sword

The Sleeping Sword

The Sleeping Sword

The Sleeping Sword


“I’m not a king or a wizard… but I do have a story to tell.”

Meet Ben Bundle. He likes fishing and snorkelling, jumping off rocks and exploring the magical island of Bryher with his friends. But after an accident leaves Bun blind, he fears his days of adventure are over. Until one day he is swept into the realm of his favourite story, the ancient legend of King Arthur, and Bun’s world changes forever. Get ready for a gripping adventure where a broken promise, a magic sword, and a ghostly king reveal to Bun a life-changing quest of his own.

A tale about magic, mystery, hope, love, triumph and disaster, The Sleeping Sword weaves a contemporary tale of self-discovery with Arthurian legend in a way that is utterly spellbinding.

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  • Genre: Adventure
  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences


Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo began writing stories in the early ’70s, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent. One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003. He has written ...

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Tatty Hennessy

Tatty Hennessy is a playwright, screenwriter and graduate of the Royal Court Playwrighting course and the Channel 4 Screenwriting Programme. Her play A Hundred Words for Snow was nominated for four Off West End Awards, has been translated into several languages and performed ...
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