The Door in the Wall (Paperback)
Winner of the Newbery Award, this enthralling and inspiring tale of triumph. . . . make s] life in England during the Middle Ages come alive ("The New York Times").
Ever since he can remember, Robin, child 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 suddenly 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 patience and strength. Says Brother Luke, Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it.
Robin learns soon enough what Brother Luke means. When the great castle of Lindsay is in danger, Robin discovers that there is more than one way to serve his king.
A poignant story, full of action, and a strongly painted canvas of the times as well. "The New Yorker"
About the Author
Marguerite was born in 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. She wrote and illustrated twenty-eight books for young readers that won her a large and faithful audience as well as prestigious awards. The honors she received include the Newbery Medal, two Caldecott Honor Awards, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Regina Medal.