The Sleeping Sword
This Arthurian tale, set in the Scilly Isles, is a story within a story. Ten-year-old Bun Bendle, blinded in a freak accident, falls into a huge hole in one of his father's fields. The hole is, in fact, an ancient tomb hiding a remarkably well-preserved sword and shield.
When Bun takes hold of the sword, an incredible power surges through his whole body and his life is changed forever.
Like Michael Morpurgo's other stories, this is a convincing and compelling tale that illustrates beautifully the value of friendship, family and positive thinking.