The Gauntlet #2020

The Gauntlet Ronald Welch The Gauntlet One misty summer afternoon Peter Staunton was wandering near the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen in the hill country of the Welsh border He stumbles across a rusted metal gauntlet and idly slips it on

  • Title: The Gauntlet
  • Author: Ronald Welch
  • ISBN: 9781931555166
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Gauntlet Ronald Welch One misty summer afternoon, Peter Staunton was wandering near the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen in the hill country of the Welsh border He stumbles across a rusted metal gauntlet and idly slips it on his hand This is the start of an adventure that takes him back in time to the 14th century, when his Norman ancestors held the castle Now, as Peter de Blois, he is plungedOne misty summer afternoon, Peter Staunton was wandering near the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen in the hill country of the Welsh border He stumbles across a rusted metal gauntlet and idly slips it on his hand This is the start of an adventure that takes him back in time to the 14th century, when his Norman ancestors held the castle Now, as Peter de Blois, he is plunged into a bewildering medieval world of chivalry and honor, of archery and falconry, of grand feasts and castles, but most of all, of heart pounding jousting tournaments But all these rousing pastimes ominously give way to a rebellion among the Welsh tribes, culminating in a fierce assault on the castle fortress and its Norman defenders Surrounded and outnumbered, the Normans must get word of the attack to the nearest castle The only way out is down an immense cliff wall Can Peter make the climb in time A finely authentic picture of life in the 14th century These rousing pastimes give way to ominous rebellion Suddenly besieged in their castle, surrounded and outnumbered, these Normans are in peril Will Peter now be the only one who can save the day
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    1. This was the book that turned me onto history and made me also a voracious reader as a small boy I read it when I was 8.Only one of RW s books is on in kindle form Knight Crusader It would be wonderful to have all his books there too They are good enough and sufficiently timeless to find a new audience and also to reconnect with the old one like me

    2. I love history because of this book I still remember the tingle it gave me age eight and trying to make chain mail out of an old knitted dishcloth Not a good idea.

    3. It was an amusing story, the kind of adventure I would like to go through.Although disappointed by the ending expected information about what happens after the battle I enjoyed reading it.

    4. I read this book when I was in primary school, and I loved it I read it many times, and I ve been searching for a copy in second hand stores across Australia ever since I have yet to find one As another reviewer said, it was one of the mediums that encouraged me to fall in love with history.

    5. Having read one of Ronald Welch s other books Knight Crusader I knew what to expect from this book I expected Boys Own knights in shining armour stuff and that is what I got.Originally released in 1951 and now being re published The Gauntlet is about an old glove or a gauntlet By wearing the magical gauntlet 1950s child Peter Staunton goes back in time to the middle ages where he becomes Peter de Blois son of the owner of Welsh castle Carreg Cennen Being Norman barons in the Welsh heartlands the [...]

    6. I chose to read this little book as my first of 2013 based on a recommendation in the NYT Book Review by Ian McEwan He was asked, Do you remember the first book that made you cry This is what he wrote in response It was The Gauntlet by Ronald Welch I was 10 years old and in hospital, so I had time to read this wonderful historical novel for children in a day Its hero, Peter, is transported in a dreamlike state back 600 years to a late medieval Welsh castle Many adventures and battles and much fa [...]

    7. I liked the mechanic for time travel in this book and having recently visited Castle Carreg Cennen I had no trouble imagining the place, but found being lead to root for the Normans over the Welsh a bit uncomfortable It was a charming story though and I m glad to have spent time with it.

    8. Peter finds an old chainmail gauntlet at the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen in the Welsh borders When he puts it on, he s transported back to the castle s heyday of the 1300s and has to learn customs and practices far removed from his 20th century life.This is the children s book that I remembered from junior school, but had conflated in my memory with Knight Crusader, also by Welch.Both are still terrific reads.

    9. Exploring Carreg Cennen castle in Wales, Peter find an old gauntlet Slipping it on, he is transported to the 14th century Lots of details about medieval life Feasting, falconry, manners, jousting, longbow training, siege tactics, architecture Logan couldn t wait to hear what would happen next I found this book for us because in the NYT book review, Ian McEwan said he d read it when he was 10 and loved it.

    10. While there s a fair amount of historical detail like the pieces of armor that are often listed rather than integrated into the story, the story is strong and charged with the wonder and brutality of the medieval times A good read for 4 5th graders who are interested in knights and armor and chivalry.

    11. A nifty YA time travel novel with wonderful, accurate details of life in the Middle Ages, told from the point of view of a young teenage boy who seems to discover that he yes, he himself influenced the history of his 20th century English home town I read it to see if it would appeal to my grandson and I couldn t put it down Now, finally, I will pass it on to him, haha.

    12. I liked this book even though I only gave it three stars but it is definitely for a younger audience The history doesn t get boring and I love the details described, especially in the chapter on falconry.

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