The Sword in the Tree
by Bulla, Clyde Robert

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ISBN-10:   0064421325
ISBN-13:   9780064421324
Publisher:   HarperCollins
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Pub. Date:   March 2000
Pages:   112
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   8-12
Grades:   3 to 7


Description/Notes
After his father is reported dead and his wicked uncle takes over the castle, eleven-year-old Shan hides his father's precious sword and, after escaping with his mother, makes his way to King Arthur's court to seek help in winning back his inheritance. In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness. It was then that Shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took on the duties of a knight and hid the sword in the hollow of the giant oak. The days that followed were filled with adventures that tried the courage of the young boy. Shan was surprised by bearded robbers in the woods. He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and eventually he even made a trip to high-towered Camelot. His story is filled with the pageantry and color of England in King Arthur's time. It creates a vivid picture of the Knights of the Round Table and the wisdom of King Arthur himself. Mr. Bulla captures the spirit of those romantic days in a straightforward, exciting manner. The result is another delightful book for his wide audience of young readers. Paul Galdone's vigorous illustrations are as evocative as the text. Within the sturdy walls of Weldon Castle, young Shan dreams of becoming a great swordsman like his father. Then one fearsome night, an estranged uncle arrives at the castle with a treacherous plan. When his father disappears, Shan and his mother must flee. Can Shan ever return to reclaim his rightful place as heir?

 


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