Historical novel from Bethlehem Books
on the life of St. Thomas Becket. It is the year 1170. The long-standing battle of wills between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry II has come to a climax. The twins Edmund and Simon, one in the service of the Archbishop and the other a page of the King, witness the dramatic events leading up to the infamous cathedral slaying. Recommended for fifth grade. Black and white illustrations by Robert M. Sax. 1961 original copyright, reprinted in 2001. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Soft cover. 181 pp.
This book is part of a treasury of wholesome, character-building literature from Bethlehem Books.
One of the best books for Book Reports!, July 13, 2010
This is certainly a great book for not just 5th graders, but for all Catholic children as well! Although I'm a High Schooler, I'll still pick up this book to read sometimes.
"If all the Swords in England" by Barbara Willard should be read by all Catholic youth to learn more about the great St. Thomas Becket.
A must read!, September 6, 2010
"If all the Swords in England" is one of the best saint books I have ever read! It was more enjoyable than the entire Vision Book series!
The story was quick paced and filled with facts about the great St. Thomas Becket. This is one book every Catholic child should read.
Amazing..., September 6, 2010
One word can describe this book: Amazing! I was enthralled with the story of St. Thomas Becket. I especially loved how it was shown thru the eyes of two young boys- it made the story much more interesting. It certainly was an amazing book!
if all the swords in england, October 23, 2011
i am a 5th grader and i loved this book