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The Hidden Treasure of Glaston (Living History Library) [Paperback]

By Eleanore M. Jewett (Author) & Frederick T. Chapman (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Hidden Treasure of Glaston (Living History Library) by Eleanore M. Jewett & Frederick T. Chapman...

In 1171, twelve-year-old Hugh, burdened with a crippled leg since birth, is unhappy when his nobleman father, forced into exile in the bloody aftermath of King Henry's confrontation with Archbishop Thomas Becket, leaves him in the care of the monks of Glastonbury Abbey.In 1171, twelve-year-old Hugh, burdened with a crippled leg since birth, is unhappy when his nobleman father, forced into exile in the bloody aftermath of King Henry's confrontation with Archbishop Thomas Becket, leaves him in the care of the monks of Glastonbury Abbey.

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Amidst great mystery, Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury Abbey by his father who must flee England too swiftly to be burdened by a crippled son. Ashamed of his physical weakness, yet possessed of a stout heart, Hugh finds that life at the abbey is surprisingly full in this year 1171, in the turbulent days of King Henry II. Hugh, his friend Dickon and their strange friend, the mad Bleheris, uncover a treasure trove and with it a deeper mystery of the sort that could only occur in Glastonbury where Joseph of Arimithea was said to have lived out his last years. Before all is done, more is resolved than Hugh could ever have hoped.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Bethlehem Books
Pages   340
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 21, 2000
Publisher   Bethlehem books
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  10-14
Series  Living History Library  
ISBN  1883937485  
ISBN13  9781883937485  

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A Long-Remembered Treasure  Dec 13, 2004
What can I say about this sublime book that blends an exciting mystery with tantalizing folklore and fascinating historical detail? Only what virtually every other reviewer here has said:
I read this book as a teen and never, ever forgot it.
I became enthralled with the legends surrounding Glastonbury.
I didn't rest until I actually visited the site in my 20's.
I almost never write this site reviews, but I am so delighted to see this gem of a book available again, I had to check in.

From the unanimously excited responses of those who rediscovered this book, I am confident that word of mouth and enthusiastic teachers and librarians will do everything they can to see that this amazing work reaches a new generation of future travellers to Glastonbury.

Like I, they will be thrilled to gaze on the actual places described in the book: The beautiful Chalice Well, the ruined Abbey, the marker for "Arthur's grave", the thorn tree; and the profoundly mystical Glastonbury Tor at the nexus of one of the most remarkable places on Earth.

Thank you, Eleanor Jewett, for making that trip a foregone conclusion for me upon the opening of your book.
Hidden Treasure of Glaston  Oct 12, 2004
For any young person interested in medieval history this is a great adventure story. I discovered it in my young teenage years and it continues to be one of my favorite stories to this day - 40 years later! I have now moved onto the Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters!
Still love this book  Mar 30, 2004
I first read this book as a 4th grader and loved it. Now, two decades later, I have purchased it for my classroom after finding it on this site. I have had several sixth graders rave about the plot and ask for similar stories. Rereading it as an adult, I still find the story and characters fun and interesting. This is a great find for the middle grades reader who can't get enough of the middle ages.
A Lost Treasure Found  Dec 31, 2002
I first read this book as a schoolboy. It filled my mind with dreams and many wonderful hours of adventure. I have looked for over 30 years for this book, uncertain of its exact title or author. What a joy to discover that it has been newly printed!

I wondered how the book would read as an adult. After just a few pages I was caught back once again into the wonderful celtic world and lived again in the monastary at Glaston. The book is a great read for all ages with a story that lets you dream of a time when knights rode the countryside and life was filled with enchantment.

The magic of this story stayed with me to adulthood.  Apr 24, 2002
I first read this book in a Scholastic Books edition when I was a kid in grade school in the 1950's. It is the first time I ever remember being totally immersed and captured by a story about a distant time and place. Young readers really care about Hugh, a lame boy who is left in a monastery when his knight father is forced into exile from England. Hugh's search for the relics of King Arthur transforms him and works the same magic on the reader. Very highly recommended!

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