Otto of the Silver Hand

by Howard Pyle

Description:  A stirring tale of medieval Germany in the days of robber barons and deadly feuds. The kidnapping of Otto, his adventures among the rough soldiers, and his daring rescue, make for a spirited and thrilling story. The author says of his tale that it 'is of a little boy who lived and suffered in those dark middle ages; of how he saw both the good and the bad of men, and of how, by gentleness and love and not by strife and hatred, he came at last to stand above other men and to be looked up to by all.' Vigorous illustrations by the author add much to the interest of the book.

Additional information:

Ages:  11-14
Length:  149 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-197-7
Genres:  World History, Historical Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. Foreword
2. The Dragon's House 
3. How the Baron Went Forth To Shear 
4. How the Baron Came Home Shorn 
5. The White Cross on the Hill 
6. How Otto Dwelt at St. Michaelsburg 
7. How Otto Lived in the Dragon's House 
8. The Red Cock Crows on Drachenhausen

9. In the House of the Dragon Scorner
10. How One-eyed Hans Came to Trutz-Drachen 
11. How Hans Brought Terror to the Kitchen 
12. How Otto Was Saved 
13. A Ride for Life 
14. How Baron Conrad Held the Bridge 
15. How Otto Saw the Great Emperor 
16. Afterword

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