Otto of the Silver Hand

10 best books like Otto of the Silver Hand (Howard Pyle): The Princess and the Goblin, The Door in the Wall, The Golden Goblet, Brighty of the Grand Canyon, The Courage of Sarah Noble, Hittite Warrior, Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison, Adam of the Road, The Winged Watchman, The Children of the New Forest

The Princess and the Goblin
AuthorGeorge MacDonald
ISBN0140367462
Published in 1872, The Princess and the Goblin is one of the first books in the modern fantasy genre. This book had tremendous and very visible influence on all the (now much more famous) authors that came after it.

It is of course very dated. It does not match the standards that fantasy have created...
The Door in the Wall
AuthorMarguerite de Angeli
ISBN0440227798
The bells clang above plague-ridden London as Robin lies helpless, cold, and hungry. The great house is empty, his father is fighting the Scots in the north, his mother is traveling with the Queen, and the servants have fled. He calls for help but only the stones hear his cries. Suddenly someone else is...
The Golden Goblet
AuthorEloise Jarvis McGraw
I really liked this book when I was 11, and I really liked this book twenty-one years later. Somehow Eloise Jarvis McGraw makes Ranofer, the main character, easily relatable without turning him into a kid that thinks, talks and acts like a twentieth century American kid who happens to be living in ancient...
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
AuthorMarguerite Henry
ISBN0689845227
Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big-game hunter, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector who befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper...
The Courage of Sarah Noble
AuthorAlice Dalgliesh
ISBN0689715404
In this Newbery Honor book classic, young Sarah learns how to be brave even when the world is strange and new.

In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. “Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble,” her mother had said, but Sarah...
AuthorJoanne Williamson
ISBN1883937388
When Uriah Tarhund's Hititte home is destroyed by invading Greeks, his dying father tells him to go seek a Canaanite named Sisera. "He will help you. For my sake...." When Uriah reaches Judea and saves a young boy from being sacrificed to Molech, he is given succor for a time by the Hebrews. Later, he finds...
AuthorLois Lenski
ISBN0064461629
Civil rights and equality have made a lot of headway against racism in the last century.

"Well, duh," some might say.

"But there's still so far to go!" others might protest.

I personally grew up without any particularly scarring incidents of racism. Sure, I got made fun of...
AuthorElizabeth Gray Vining
ISBN0142406597
Awarded the John Newbery Medal as "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" in the year of its publication.
"A road's a kind of holy thing," said Roger the Minstrel to his son, Adam. "That's why it's a good work to keep a road in repair, like giving alms to the poor or...
AuthorHilda van Stockum
ISBN1883937078
This acclaimed story of World War II is rich in suspense, characterization, plot and spiritual truth. Every element of occupied Holland is united in a story of courage and hope: a hidden Jewish child, an "underdiver," a downed RAF pilot, an imaginative, daring underground hero, and the small things...
AuthorFrederick Marryat
ISBN1853261106
It is strange when there is a connection found between dissimilar things in our everyday life. While I was reading this book by Frederick Marryat, I read on a plaque on my nightly rounds at the museum that the artist Thomas Chambers used Marryat's naval writings as an inspiration for some of his seascapes....
AuthorJoanne Williamson
ISBN1883937736
A never-before published tale by the author of the best -selling Hittite Warrior, carries the reader back to Ancient Egypt and biblical Jerusalem. It is 701 B.C - rule of the Kushite dynasty in ancient Egypt. Young Prince Taharka, a very minor royal son, succeeds unexpectedly to the throne of Kush and...
AuthorMargaret Lovett
I first read The Great and Terrible Quest by Margaret Lovett at the age of around 11 or 12, and a friend inspired me to re-read it this month. I remember liking it at that age and being very impressed by the characters, plot, and ending, but I regret that I didn't fully appreciate it back then. I very vaguely...
AuthorErik Christian Haugaard
ISBN0618615121
When the powerful Lord Takeda’s soldiers sweep across the countryside, killing and plundering, they spare the boy Taro’s life and take him along with them. Taro becomes a servant in the household of the noble Lord Akiyama, where he meets Togan, a cook, who teaches Taro and makes his new life bearable....
AuthorMadeleine A. Polland
ISBN1887840559
Macha drove me insane. There I've said it. Yet I'm still able to call this book 4 stars.

Like most of what we do for Sonlight I start a lot of these books with a great deal of skepticism. I think, "This seems wordy and dull and way too detailed with the history to be any good."

Then I get through...
AuthorLouise S. Rankin
ISBN0140363351
Momo has always wanted a Lhasa terrier--a dog like the ones the Buddhist priests hold sacred in their temples. And her dream is realized when a trader brings Pempa to her parents' tea house. But after a band of robbers steals the valuable dog and quickly escapes with him into the mountains, Momo is determined...
AuthorSusan Wise Bauer
ISBN1933339004
What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome?



Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's...
Master of the Phantom Isle
AuthorBrandon Mull
ISBN1629726168
Cursed by the Key of Forgetting, Seth has lost all memory of his past—his relationships, his experiences, and who he really is. For now he will align with his new mentor, Ronodin, the dark unicorn, who takes him to the Phantom Isle, the secret gateway to the Under Realm. Though Seth is not formally a prisoner,...
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