Set in the 14th century, this is the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs. "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".) A Newbery ...
Set in the 14th century, this is the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs. "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".) A Newbery Medal and Lewis Carroll Shelf Awards.
Author. Very Good- No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Clean, light wear. Innards clean & tight, signed by author on title pg. 112 pp. Only lib. mark is pocket on RFEP. Loaned once.
Illustrated by De Angeli, Marguerite. Very good in good dust jacket. The dramatic story of Robin, crippled son of a knight, who proves his courage and wins his king's recognition-set against a background of fourteenth-century England. Blue boards, yellow title to spine. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Awarded the Newbery medal for a distinguished contribution to literature for children. Corners and spine are bumped. A few small marks to covers. Light foxing to endpapers. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Wrapper is price-cut with small tears/chips, and a little loss to top of spine and a couple of corners. Some green scribble marks to front panel. [S]
De Angeli, Marguerite. Very Good. No Jacket. KLT 038457 Signed by author on title page and dated 1950. Solid blue cloth hard cover with fairly mild wear and soiling. No jacket. Interior pages mostly clean. Binding is good. Name of prior owner on ffep. 112pp.
Good in Good jacket. Size: 8vo; SIGNED by author on title page. Stated First Edition, 1949. Blue Cloth hard cover with nice dustjacket. DJ has moderate surface rubbing and wear and small chips to upper spine end. Pages clean and tight.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. FIRST EDITION STATED ON COPYRIGHT PAGE. Includes attractive, unclipped dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with no writing. Light foxing on rear blank page, and a tiny date-stamp from 1949 on rear DJ flap. Boards are very good with only light wear. Dust jacket has some shelfwear along edges and especially at spine extremities, but cover image still highly attractive and now in new archival mylar. Expedited and international shipping are available.
Anyone who has ever experienced feeling inadequate for unavoidable tasks will benefit from reading this book. Its artistry is a joy. And it's just a plain ol' good story.
Apr 10, 2007
Highly recommend it
I use it in my classroom. The students enjoyed it. It is an easy enough read for lower reading abilities but Lots of great extension activities for higher achieving students. I recommend it very much. Buy it for your classroom. You will use it.
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