In the year 1171, the confrontation between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry has come to a bloody end. Dickon raised the lid of one, which creaked and groaned. He also showed his perseverance by finding his way through deserts and caves. Thus do two boys come upon the hidden treasure of the great Abbey of Glastenbury--the treasure, it is said, of King Arthur himself. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston is exciting mysteries story as well, the main character, Hugh changes into a very responsible, persevering, and a religious young man. Unable to be very active, Hugh tries to make himself useful in the aumbry. This book is about a lame boy's struggle and search for the Holy Grail that Jesus used at the Last Supper.
Anyway, this story is about that son and his life for a couple years in the Abbey. Will have to re-read to see I've kept this book for well over 40 years having purchased it in one of those school book clubs and recall it fondly but have not re-read it in recent memory. Might be a pagan potion. Think of a magical relic that if you see it or drink from it you will be healed and live forever. Before all is done, more is resolved than Hugh could ever have hoped.
The writing style is dated 1946. As he helps recycle parchment, he starts to find clues to the burial place of Arthur and Guenivere in the ancient pages. He showed perseverance by getting away from the mob that was chasing after them. In the year 1171, Hugh is left at a monastery when his father has to flee England. Hugh did not seem religious in the beginning of the book, but showed by what he thought, said, and did that he became.
Newbery Medal Honor Book, 1947. Interesting picture of an interesting time period. Legends of Arthur and of the Holy Grail, old forgotten passages, a mad hermit and a mysterious manuscript lead Hugh and his friend Dickon through adventure and danger into the faith and peace as much a part of the time as the political upheaval. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanore M. Was prompted to dig the book out after reading Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin which features a mystery surrounding this same discovery. Now, when I look back on it, I appreciate it for being a well-written and engaging book for young kids, especially those interested in history. Amidst great mystery, Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury Abbey by his father who must flee to England too swiftly to be burdened by a crippled son.
I'm guessing it's fully period, but there's a lot of Catholic superstition--visions, miracles and such are very important to the people, and do seem to happen. Oh, and note to author: they stopt spelling it 'stopt' about a hundred years before you wrote this book, so you should probably spell it 'stopped. It was so good because of the mystery! Because I read this years ago, and I have no idea if I would actually rate it two stars if I had read it later on. I read this book when I was in 8th grade but my younger sis is reading it for-oh wait-shes in 8th grade too, never mind! I bought this to read with the kids, because we were looking for an appropriate knight adventure. Will have to re-read to see if my rating stands from an adult perspective.
Hugh, his friend Dickon and their strange friend, the mad Bleheris, uncover a treasure trove and with it a deeper mystery of the sort that could only occur in Glastonbury where Joseph of Arimithea was said to have lived out his last years. I read it when I was in middle school, and even though I liked it somewhat, I didn't fully understand it or enjoy it that much. Dickon lead Hugh to adventure the thing that he wanted and liked the most, which made him take more interest in his work with all the books and scriptures. I read it when I was in middle school, and even though I liked it somewhat, I didn't fully understand it or enjoy it that much. The ending was unanticipated and yet suited the story very well.
Anyway, this story is about that son and his life for a couple years in the Abbey. With little regard for his well-being he began to travel even though he knew it could be dangerous. Hugh did not show much responsibility when he first arrived at the monastery, but by the end of the story, he proves that he was responsible by what he said and did. Never boring and intensely exciting, the book itself is a treasure! The Hidden Treasure of Glaston takes place in Britain in 1171. Hugh did not take any of the mystery as a joke; he took it very serious, as it should be. The historical facts of Glastonbury have been rearranged to make the the story more compact. King Arthur and British history are two of my great loves, and this book with its mystery and awe was a perfect Christmas break read.
Although The Hidden Treasure of Glaston is primarily an exciting mystery story, the main character, Hugh, changes into a responsible, persevering, and religious young man. She has two married daughters and three grandchildren. Jewett a fiction that illustrates the life of a fourteen year old boy, who was left in the care of the abbot in the monastery. It's junior fiction, but it really didn't read like it to me. He allowed a mad hermit and a mysterious manuscript to lead him through the adventure.