Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Door in the Wall

by Marguerite de Angeli

A boy called Robin falls ill while his knight father is away at the wars and his mother has gone to be one of the queen's ladies-in-waiting. He is taken in by monks and taught many things and later brought to a castle which Robin saves when it is beseiged.

This is a lovely children's book that teaches a bit of what medieval life was like in a very entertaining way. Great book for children perhaps 7 to 11 years old or so. Although I'm sure my almost-14-year-old will like it.

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