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.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

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