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The Gauntlet

by Ronald Welch

The Gauntlet Synopsis

As Peter wanders around the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen he makes an amazing discovery - a rusted metal gauntlet. As he slips it on to his hand he is transported back to the fourteenth century, to a time when his Norman ancestors held the castle. Accepted as the eldest son of Sir Roger de Blois, Peter learns how to hawk, fight, and shoot a longbow. But, when a rebellion arises, it's up to Peter to escape from the besieged castle and fetch help. Ronald Welch is celebrated as one of the best writers of historical fiction for children and this thrilling story has been captivating readers for many years with its combination of fast-paced adventure and authentic historical detail. This edition also features the original black and white illustrations that bring the story and the era vividly to life.

The Gauntlet Press Reviews

'The story is still fresh and appealing ... features the original black and white illustration which bring the story and era vividly to life. It is an exciting read' * Carousel (The Guide to Children's Books) * 'The Gauntlet provided an escape from dull post-war Britain into a world of knights, banquets and jousting. It will most definitely have the same appeal to young readers today. * Historical Novel Society * 'It continues to epitomise the thrill of reading itself' * The Book Bag *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192738592
Publication date: 17th February 2015
Author: Ronald Welch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),

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