The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli tells of strength and honor in the face of adversity. During the Middle Ages the young noble, Robin, is sent away to train to become a knight. However, when he loses the use of his legs he fears this dream will never become a reality. A friar named Brother Luke takes Robin to the monastery of St. Mark’s to care for him. Through the training and encouragement he receives from Brother Luke Robin learns many practical skills as well as the power of hope. Thanks to his newfound independence and self-confidence, while serving as a page to Sir Peter de Lindsay, Robin is able to protect the kingdom when Lindsay Castle is threatened by Welsh invaders. The Door in the Wall Set provides students and educators with all the resources they need to effectively study this classic story of hope and courage in the face of adversity by Marguerite De Angeli.
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