Review: The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200
The Lost Baron: A Story of England in the Year 1200 by Allen French
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Great childrens' story.
Set in the time of King John, a fine book that highlights virtues of hard work, initiative and wisdom.
When Lord Eric disappears mysteriously for months and his moody and menacing cousin takes over, young Martin from the village learns some secrets by hard work and keeping his eyes and ears open. He serves the new baron well, but the old one even better. With Eric's wife and daughter locked away in their rooms mostly, Martin finds a way to protect and restore them.
This is not the best written tale, and the plot is fairly obvious. Some might call it twaddle, but I think it's worth the read, especially for a 10-12 year old boy.
The same author wrote "The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow," which I also recommend.
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