Children's Books

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite De Angeli
1950 Newbery Medal
121 pages
Rating 2 stars

Robin, the son of a great lord, in medieval England finds himself in the need of kindness from strangers.  Robin suffered from some sort of illness that causes him to be unable to use his legs.  He is taken care of by some monks that help him grow mentally, emotionally, and physically.

This short chapter book was a quick read filled with dialogue with old English dialect.

I have a difficult time deciding who would enjoy reading this book.  It could be used as a read a loud in order to expose children to the historical fiction genre.  The book is relatively short for a chapter book which is a positive.