The Sword In The Tree
  • The Sword In The Tree
  • The Sword In The Tree
  • The Sword In The Tree
ISBN: 0064421325
EAN13: 9780064421324
Language: English
Release Date: May 3, 2000
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 7.4" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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.

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   We all remember our first time
I read this story in the elementary school first about the time I was just beginning to develop a love of reading as a form of entertainment. It probably also explains my love of fantasy stories in particular, if I were to think about it like... at all. I love this story and recommend it to all, I guess is what I am saying. Granted, it is a story of children. But in fairness, i was a child when i read it for the first time. It was in an old textbook, so that whenever I thought about it over the years, I could never find it as a book, nor even an elementary copy of the aforementioned textbook. So, i am thrilled to finally find it and have the opportunity to recommend it to others.
   Knights in armor
For a grandson who loves to play with his castle and knight figures, this book is a natural addition to the world and an introduction to another time and place. My grandsons are 8 and 5 and I want them to know about the whole world and all those times past when battles were fought and principles were lived up to. They will learn that history repeats itself and if they can learn from it, they can make their future world a better place to be.
   my 2nd grader loved it
Part of my 2nd grader's homework is to read every night for 30 minutes. I am always on the lookout for books he will enjoy reading so that I don 't have to make him do it. With this campaign, there was no force involved. He finished the book in one sitting and couldn t wait to tell me about it. There were apparently sword battles and villains and knights and King Arthur, and a few heroes as well. For what more could you ask? Pretty interesting for an easy to read book.
   Good to read aloud or read alone
I read it in one sitting to my 6 year old daughter - she wouldn 't stop! a great adventure for a kid who loves knights and castles. The language is simple enough that my first courser could have read it herself. The story is a little scary, but not too exciting.
   Great Story
This summer, I read it to my 5 yr old grandson. I had to get it for my new library and use it as a new read-aloud. He loved and was totally involved in the story from the beginning of the story family values '' to the surprise and great ending.
   Great book!
Great read! Rest read the book. It is a very cute story about the middle ages. It works well with our homeschool curriculum. The kids really enjoyed this book and couldn t put it down.
   Good, but slightly lacking
My early elementary school children and I read this. We all enjoyed the historical aspects of the story, the castle, the dungeon, King Arthur and the various other bits of medieval lore sprayed in. However, it felt young, even for a slow reader. While the action was good, and there was pretty good pacing as far as the story was concerned, the book itself felt kind of slow.
   Good book
I love this author ''. When my children read his books, I know that they are interesting, written well, without subjects I would disapprove.
When I finished reading the book, they inspired me to make them cardboard swords so that they could pretend to be knights. Highly recommended!
   Great story. Dad reads a chapter a night.
This is the first chapter book they listened to. The story is simple to read and has enough details to keep them interested without being overwhelming.