In London in 1735, 11-year-old Forrest Harper is living with his family at the Tower of London. There he helps his father tend the ravens and guard the prisoners. Still, life is lonely. When vicious Scottish Rebels are captured, Forrest is delighted. Perhaps now he can prove his courage and impress the local bullies who torment him. His happiness is short lived, though, when the Harpers are only given custody of Maddy, a Scottish Rebel's daughter, for a rebel in a dress will surely make Forrest a laughingstock.
As the days pass, Maddy's beauty and warmth and her touching stories of life in Scotland seal a friendship between them. But when she is slated for execution, Forrest is faced with a horrifying choice. He can either commit treason and help her escape or obey the law and allow his innocent friend to be executed.
"An absorbing historical adventure with a unique and colorful setting." (Booklist)
"Its message of judging people on their own merits and not on the basis of stereotypes comes across strongly." (School Library Journal)
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The Tower of London
- Cathy Dopp
We found a gem in this book.
The narrator was excellent and that makes all the difference to me concerning an audible book. His voice was just the right pitch and tone. The different voices he used for the characters made us visualize them better.
We loved it for all the reasons I stated above.
Yes, when Ned left with Maddie.