Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
This story is set in the middle ages. The principle character is a boy, born of a noble family, who is raised in a monastery to protect him from the vicious rivalries that his father is involved with. At the age of twelve he is retrieved by his father, the Baron Conrad. No sooner does his knightly training begin, but he is kidnapped by his fathers bitterest enemy. It is a beautifully written story of love, honor, courage, chivalry, and forgiveness; one of Pyle's classic contributions to children's literature.
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