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.