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The Sword in the Tree (1956)

by Clyde Robert Bulla

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After his father is reported dead and his wicked uncle takes over the castle, eleven-year-old Shan hides his father's precious sword and, after escaping with his mother, makes his way to King Arthur's court to seek help in winning back his inheritance.
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In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, long-lost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness.

It was then that Shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took on the duties of a knight and hid the sword in the hollow of the giant oak. The days that followed were filled with adventures that tried the courage of the young boy.

Shan was surprised by bearded robbers in the woods. He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and eventually he even made a trip to high-towered Camelot. His story is filled with the pageantry and color of England in King Arthur's time. It creates a vivid picture of the Knights of the Round Table and the wisdom of King Arthur himself.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 21, 2023 |
I would use this book in 3rd grade as an independent read. Although it is a chapter book, it is an easy read. I would choose this book because students may be interested in learning about medieval times/ Middle Ages, since they are beginning to learn about these historical time periods in history. This book will interest students because it is filled with adventure, and they will be learning about the Middle Ages at the same time. Students will gain background knowledge of the time period when reading this book that they will later use during their history lesson about the Middle Ages. ( )
  kbellot | Jan 29, 2017 |
This story is talking about a 11 year old boy called Shan.
One night, Shan's father and a servant went to find
a wounded knight. The wounded knight turned out to be
Shan's uncle. Shan's father and his uncle went fox
hunting. Shan's father fell intoShan's uncle's trap and
kept prisoner. Shan's uncle took over the castle and
sent the old servants away. In the end, Shan's father
takes over the castle and live happily ever after.
  Ethan.Burr | Sep 25, 2011 |
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  Mustygusher | Dec 19, 2022 |
After his father is reported dead and his wicked uncle takes over the castle, eleven-year-old Shan hides his father's precious sword and, after escaping with his mother, makes his way to King Arthur's court to seek help in winning back his inheritance.

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  Junep | Feb 20, 2008 |
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Bulla, Clyde Robertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowles, BruceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Casale, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Galdone, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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