Ben Zackheim, author of The Camelot Kids, on tour February 2015

Posted By on February 2, 2015

The Camelot KidsAbout The Camelot Kids

What happens when Merlin tries to save the world with 150 teenage descendants of The Knights of the Round Table?

In The Camelot Kids, Ben Zackheim, author of the bestselling Shirley Link series, tells the exhilarating story of Merlin’s quest to save the modern world by recruiting 150 teenage descendants of The Knights of the Round Table. Getting 150 teenagers to do anything can be tough. Even if you know how to handle them. Merlin has no idea how to handle them.

Luckily, Merlin finds Simon Sharp — a natural leader, but not a big fan of the Camelot myth. In fact, his parents, both obsessed with King Arthur, died in a plane crash on their way to an archaeological dig. So when Merlin tells him that he’s a descendant of Lancelot, King Arthur’s strongest warrior, Simon is skeptical and not receptive in the least. And that’s just the beginning of a story that will leave readers thrilled, wanting more and entirely convinced of the brilliance of Simon Sharp.

In the same way that magic is the code that holds Harry Potter’s world together, chivalry is the code, the foundation and the social dynamic of The Camelot Kids. Chivalry is, in a sense, real-life magic, and it is the real-life code Simon and the other teenagers learn to live by.

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Ben ZackheimAbout Ben Zackheim

Zackheim’s storytelling chops span TV (Nickelodeon), Games (Sony), Books (Shirley Link) and screenplays (Chester Yang, an Austin Heart of Film Festival semi-finalist script). and Edward Hemingway have both highly recommended Shirley Link as a great book for Middle Graders.

Find out more about Ben at his website, and connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

Ben’s Tour Stops

Monday, February 16th: Sweet Southern Home

Wednesday, February 18th: Walking in Faith

Monday, February 23rd: Jancee Reads

Wednesday, February 25th: Books Reviews by Lanise Brown

Thursday, February 26th: Just One More Chapter

Friday, February 27th: A Chick Who Reads

Friday, February 27th: Belle’s Beautiful Books

Tuesday, March 3rd: Mom in Love With Fiction

Thursday, March 5th: Staircase Wit

Wednesday, March 11th: Once Upon a YA book

Thursday, March 12th: Ms. Bookish

Wednesday, March 18th: Nighttime Reading Center


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