Robert the Bruce: The King and the Spider (Traditional Scottish Tales)

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Robert the Bruce was the bravest and best warrior of the Scots. When the Scottish king died, the Scots were fighting to be free from the English king. Robert and the Scots had fought the English already six times, and each time they had lost. While at a friend’s castle, the English fleet was spotted, so Robert had to flee to a cave. While he was hiding there, he saw a little spider trying to spin a web. As he watched, it tried again and again to start the web, but six times, it failed. But finally, on the seventh try, the spider succeeded. Robert felt like the spider was a sign, a prophecy, that would win his next battle if he would try again. A few months later, at the Battle of Bannockburn, Robert and his army defeated the English, and the Scots were able to have their own king. They chose Robert the Bruce.

This is a very encouraging book. It tells you to not give up, to keep on trying until you succeed. I like that this is a true story and that it is about my ancestor. It makes me think that I can keep trying, just like Robert the Bruce.

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Author Molly MacPherson
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 24 pages
Publisher Kelpies
Publish Date 2019-04-02
ISBN 9781782505587
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Issue October 2019
Category Children's


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