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The Sword in the Tree
By Clyde Robert Bulla and Paul Casale (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date May 1, 2000
Pages 103
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780064421324
ISBN-10 0064421325
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $4.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
When young Shan is forced away from his home at Weldon Castle by his ruthless uncle, he becomes determined to return in the future in order to reclaim what is rightfully his. Original. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:

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, longlost 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.

Mr. Bulla captures the spirit of those romantic days in a straightforward, exciting manner. The result is another delightful book for his wide audience of young readers. Paul Galdone's vigorous illustrations are as evocative as the text.

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With Paul Casale (other contributor) | from Harpercollins Childrens Books (May 1, 2000); titled "The Sword in the Tree"
9780064421324 | details & prices | 103 pages | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.15 lbs | List price $4.99
About: 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.
from Scholastic Paperbacks (September 1, 1974)
9780590085946 | details & prices | List price $1.25
About: In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle.
Book cover for 9780690799095
from Harpercollins (February 1, 1974)
9780690799095 | details & prices | 7.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.89
About: After he and his mother flee for their lives, a young boy goes to King Arthur for help in winning back his castle from his wicked uncle, and discovers his father is still alive.
With Clyde Robert Bulla | from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606228237 | details & prices | List price $11.47
About: In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle.

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