Publication Date: August 1985
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 750L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R
Interest Level: Grades 3-5
Major Awards: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award and California Young Reader Medal
Number of Pages: 137 pages
Approximate Word Count: 30,450 words
Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
Book Themes: Courage and Trust, Growing Up, Family and Relationships, Trust
Genre: quest fantasy, adventure
Setting: USA, William travels back in time to England in the Middle Ages.
A truly courageous person is the one who must first conquer his own fear within himself.
First Line: On Monday afternoon, Mrs. Phillips was waiting for William at the kitchen door.
Point of View: third person point of view