The Door in the Wall

Written by Marguerite de Angeli

Set in the Middle Ages in England during the Black Death (bubonic plague), the story is about Robin, a boy destined to become a knight. But when he loses the use of his legs, those plans change. He's taken in by a friar, where he learns to read, use crutches, and become independent. His hard-earned independence allows him to serve the king honorably.

Age Range 12 - 14 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
128
Publisher
Doubleday
Grade Level 7th - 9th
ISBN
9780440227793
Lexile 920
Themes