Historical novel from Bethlehem Books. The confrontation between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry has come to a bloody end, forcing Hugh's nobleman father into exile. Young Hugh, crippled since childhood, is left behind in the care of the Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey. Glaston, however, becomes more than a mere place of refuge for the lonely boy. Located in the west of England, it is a place where anything might happen. Legends of Arthur and of the Holy Grail, old forgotten passages, a mad hermit and a mysterious manuscript lead Hugh and his friend Dickon through adventure and danger into the faith and peace as much a part of the times as the political upheaval.
1947 Newbery Honor Book. Recommended for 8th grade. Black and white illustrations. 2000 copyright. Original copyright 1946 by Eleanore M. Jewett. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover. 340 pp.
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