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The Legend of William Tell (Bantam Little Rooster Book)

by Terry Small

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This book is appropriate for 1st and 2nd graders. This books is about the tale of William Tell and family who live in a swiss village in Medieval times. Tell and his son would not obey the command of the new viceroy of Austria Gessler the Black. Gessler had everyone in the village filled with fear. Tell and his son went into town one day and refused to kneel to Gessler, Gessler was very angry and took Tell's son. For William to get his son back a marksman would have to shot a arow through an apple that was placed on top of tell's sons head. When the arow spilts the apple the town is in shock and excitied. The single shot chaged the lives of everyone in the town because Gessler lost his rule and was killed. Williams Tell and his son bravery open the door of freedom for all the people of the village.
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- showing students that books can be written in a poem and can use it as an example to make their own story in a form of a poem.
-Use the pictures in the book to write their own dialogue to what they think is happening.
  Ebinns | Nov 28, 2011 |
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Recounts in rhyme the story of the legendary Swiss folk hero who shot the apple from his son's head.

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Recounts in rhyme the story of the legendary Swiss folk hero who shot the apple from his son's head.

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