Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 3.1
Lexile® Measure: 990L
Guided Reading: U
- Historical Fiction
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Middle Ages
- Pride and Self-Esteem
About This Book
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: 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.
"An enthralling and inspiring tale of triumph over handicap. Unusually beautiful illustrations, full of authentic detail, combine with the text to make life in England during Middle Ages come alive". — The New York Times
Winner of the Newbery Medal,1950
Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award