The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

The Door in the Wall

By Marguerite de Angeli
Level 7

I highly recommend this Newbery Medal classic book, which is set in medieval times. Robin, son of a nobleman, loses the use of his legs after becoming ill. Circumstances separate him from his parents, and a plague causes all his servants to flee or die. A monk takes in the abandoned but somewhat spoiled boy, and the reader is taken on a journey of adventure, change, courage, and kindness. Beautiful writing, interesting plot, a look into history, and powerful messages make this book a highly worthwhile read. However, reluctant readers or those not used to classics may struggle with this book.

Region Europe
Period 14th Century
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
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  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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