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The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall

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by Marguerite de Angeli
     
 

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Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him and Robin is left alone.

A monk named Brother Luke

Overview

Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him and Robin is left alone.

A monk named Brother Luke rescues Robin and takes him to the hospice of St. Mark's, where he is taught woodcarving and—much harder—patience and strength. Says Brother Luke, "Thou has only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it."

Robin soon enough learns what Brother Luke means. And when the great castle of Lindsay is in danger, it is Robin, who cannot mount a horse and ride to battle, who saves the townspeople and discovers there is more than one way to serve his king.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-This Newbery Medal winning story, set in medieval times, is about a boy who learns his own strength when he saves the castle and discovers there is more than one way to serve his king.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590338530
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1983
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marguerite de Angeli (1889–1987) was an author and an illustrator who won many awards, including the Newbery Medal for The Door in the Wall and the 1957 Newbery Honor for Black Fox at Lorne. She also received two Caldecott Honors, in 1945 for Yonie Wondernose and in 1955 for Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes. All of her books feature themes of tolerance and respect for others and own a place in the hearts of children everywhere.

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