Book Reviews of Door In the Wall

Door In the Wall
Door In the Wall
Author: Marguerit De Angeli
ISBN-13: 9780590029803
ISBN-10: 0590029800
Publication Date: 4/1984
Pages: 121
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
My favorite passage sums up this book nicely:

"Fret not, my son. None of us is perfect. It is better to have crooked legs than a crooked spirit. We can only do the best we can with what we have. That, after all, is the measure of success: what we do with what we have."

Robin is a boy whose father expects him to be a knight. When his father goes off to war, Robin is left alone and falls ill. His legs are slightly crippled afterward. Some monks come to his aid and he learns to "do the best with what he has." Recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is about a boy( Robin) in the middle ages , who became lame after his paremts had to go away and found himself all alone and depressed, when a friar came and took him in and helped him. The friar also accopanied him to a castle where he was suppost to be a page. The book shows the struggles Robin goes through bec of his handicap, but he overcomes it and even becomes a hero, when the castle gets attacked from the enemy. This is a very nice story, helping children( and adults) to understand life in the middle ages. I would recomment it to every family. we read it as a read aloud at the family dinner.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is about a boy( Robin) in the middle ages , who became lame after his parents had to go away and found himself all alone and depressed, when a friar came and took him in and helped him. The friar also accompanied him to a castle where he was suppost to be a page. The book shows the struggles Robin goes through bec of his handicap, but he overcomes it and even becomes a hero, when the castle gets attacked from the enemy. This is a very nice story, helping children( and adults) to understand life in the middle ages. I would recommend it to every family. we read it as a read aloud at the family dinner.
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This is about a boy( Robin) in the middle ages , who became lame after his parents had to go away and found himself all alone and depressed, when a friar came and took him in and helped him. The friar also accompanied him to a castle where he was suppost to be a page. The book shows the struggles Robin goes through bec of his handicap, but he overcomes it and even becomes a hero, when the castle gets attacked from the enemy. This is a very nice story, helping children( and adults) to understand life in the middle ages. I would recommend it to every family. We read it as a read aloud at the family dinner.
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classic medieval tale for grade school kids
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I remember this one from when I was a kid and enjoyed reading it with my son as well.
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Fine fast read about a crippled boy who learns that he is greater than the sum of his parts. Lots of Christian ideals, but it didn't feel too preachy to me or my daughter. It supported moral behavior without making it medicinal tasting.
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A lovely romantic book, focusing on how a loving parent would react to disability, instead of how real medieval nobles would have likely reacted... BUT - it is marvelously well done. I loved _The Door in the Wall_ as a child, and I still love it now.

Pounced on a replacement copy immediately upon seeing it, two weeks ago. My original copy has been lost for nearly a decade. I read this first probably in the late 70s.

'And she will say, "I'll bake thee a bannock,"' has always been one of my most favorite parts. Falling from directions - how to get to the house - into a very motherly response to a guest. -grin-

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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wonderful story set in the Middle Ages.
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This is a great book if you are studying the middle ages.
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easy reader, used in TOG.
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Beautifully written Newberry Award winner about overcoming disability
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Has become a children's classic. Excellent, award winning story. Interesting to read, and is good for reading to others.
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Excellent book! Unfortunately, my kids refuse to read books I've previewed, so it is almost new after sitting on the shelf for over a year.

The main character almost dies, and is left with unusable legs. A kind monk begins teaching him to swim. He overcomes his paralysis - this story is about his journey. Very good. Kind of historic novel.
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This is a great book for everyone to read
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This was a really nice children's book - a little too nice in some aspects because everything seems to work out a little too well, but it was well-told, with likeable characters and great detail. And I loved all the pictures.
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Keeps you glued to your seat while Mom reads it to you. Really great book.
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A nice easy read.
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This book is hard to understand.
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NO COMMENT
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This is absolutely an excellent book!
We had the audio tapes and loved it.
There's nothing better than a good story on tape when you're riding in the car, especially long distances.
You WILL enjoy this selection.
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I am not sure of this book yet since we haven't read much of it. My kids weren't too into it a few weeks ago but we'll try again.