William Wallace: The Battle to Free Scotland (Traditional Scottish Tales)
William Wallace: The Battle To Free Scotland is a true story based on the Scottish warrior who created a rebel band to fight against England. English King Edward I invaded Scotland and took the people’s crops to pay for a war against France. Wallace saw his homeland suffer under the English rule, which made him very angry. He led his band of rebels to fight the English soldiers, paving the way for others to continue the battle for Scotland’s freedom. This picture book has lots of colorful drawings that help you go back in time seven hundred and fifty years to the medieval period. My favorite part of this book is when the outnumbered Scots defeat Edward’s soldiers at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Unfortunately, not all hero stories have a happy ending, and this is one of those times it does not. But the tale of William Wallace is one of bravery and courage in the face of poor odds. I recommend this story for history buffs aged eight and up because the language of war might be too much for younger readers.
|Author||Molly MacPherson, with illustrations by Teresa Martinez|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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