As smugglers, Tom Barton and his uncle Jack are used to breaking the law. With quick wits and secret cargo holds, they manage to avoid discovery and to make a comfortable living — until William Tyndale asks them to carry precious English Bibles along with their usual cargo. Getting caught with Bibles could cost them their freedom, or even their lives, but Uncle Jack is willing to take the risk for a share in the profits.
Tom, however, has misgivings about the entire operation. Who is Herbert Belsey and why is he following them? As enemy after enemy rises to oppose Tyndale’s Bible translation, Tom is confronted with a choice between what he wants and what he knows to be true.
Newbery Award–winning author Scott O’Dell describes a young sailor’s encounter with God and with His servant William Tyndale. This fictional account depicts the spiritual darkness of England before the Reformation.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
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.