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An edition of The Bronze Bow (1961)

The bronze bow.

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An edition of The Bronze Bow (1961)

The bronze bow.

  • 4.67 ·
  • 6 Ratings
  • 112 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read
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Houghton Mifflin

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After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel joins the brutal raids of an outlaw band living in the hills outside his village. Though his grandmother's death slows his plans by forcing him to move home to care for his sister, he continues his dangerous life by leading a group of the boy guerrillas in spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and again Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus' lack of action in opposing the Romans. Devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, headstrong Daniel is also heedless of the loyalty of his friend Joel; the love of Joel's sister, Malthace; and the needs of his own disturbed sister, Leah, dragging them down his destructive path towards disaster. Elizabeth George Speare won the 1962 Newbery Medal for this magnificent novel of Daniel's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love. Booklist called it "a dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will be long remembered." - Inside front cover.

"Angry and bitter, a teenager in ancient Israel fights the occupation of his land by the Romans. He plots revenge and carries out daring raids, never doubting his ideals, until all of his actions, plans, and notions are brought into question by a man who fights the Romans with a force stronger than hatred."

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Cover of: Bronze Bow
Bronze Bow: Grade 5-6 (Teacher's edition)
July 1, 1999, Novel Units
Paperback in English - Teacher edition
Cover of: The Bronze Bow
The Bronze Bow
August 25, 1997, Houghton Mifflin
in English
Cover of: The Bronze Bow
The Bronze Bow
September 1, 1997, Houghton Mifflin
Paperback in English
Cover of: Bron ze bow
Bron ze bow
1993, Lion publishing
in English - New ed.
Cover of: The bronze bow.
The bronze bow.
1961, Houghton Mifflin
in English

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255 p.
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