About the Author
Best known for his historical children’s books, Scott O’Dell (1898-1989) received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1972 for his contributions to children’s literature. The Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true nineteenth century story of a girl left alone on an island for 18 years, won the Newbery Medal in 1961. He was also a Newbery runner-up for three other books: The King’s Fifth, The Black Pearl, and Sing Down the Moon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novel brings William Tyndale and the times he lived in, to life. Often we hear the dry facts about the Bible and how it has been protected and translated for us all to read, but sometimes we do not realize the drama that goes with those facts. Tyndale put his life on the line because he was committed and convinced that every man and woman should be able to read the Bible for themselves. The leaders of the Church in the 1500's, did not agree. This story is packed with adventure, smuggling, the plague and betrayal. It does not move slowly.
The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day is one of the best five star books I have ever read. it has everything from comedy to drama. this book is a must read. It all starts when young seaman tom Barton stumbles into Martin Luther follower, William Tyndale. Tyndale is looking for somebody to help him smuggle bibles into the United kingdom without King Henry VIII finding out. Barton jumps at the oppurtunity to become that one to help. On his journey he stumbles across danger and villains.Together they have to work to stay away from the government and any locals who might report the two heretics. You will adore this book.