Description It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri nyst spends hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But, as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help. A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends... A thrilling tale about courage and determination, good versus evil, it was first published in Dutch in 1962 and won the Children's Book of the Year Award.
The Letter for the King - Staff Choice by Sophie I somehow never read this when I was young, but Iím glad I got to it this year. I really enjoyed this adventurous and chivalrous tale, and I particularly loved Tiuri, the main character, who is a great example of a quiet and thoughtful boy who thinks before he acts Ė and then still acts, even if it means consciously defying the strictest orders of his king and putting his dreams of becoming a knight aside. The book is also full of wise lessons, without becoming pedantic. My teenage daughter enjoyed it, too.
The Letter for the King - Customer Choice by Carola van der Drift Like every other Dutch kid, I read this book when I was a child. I donít remember much about reading it but I must have loved it. I got the Dutch hardcover edition for Christmas last year, a gift from my mom, and I finally got around to reading it this year. Itís gorgeous, and Iím happy it has been translated to English so a wider audience can finally enjoy this book!
The Letter for the King - Customer Choice by Tijmen My sister read one of Tonke Dragtís other books (Torenhoog en Mijlen Breed, no English translation available Ė yet) to me years ago. It really got me into her writing style, which is imaginative and unique. This book was written in the sixties, but is still great for readers today.
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