The bronze bow

Author Speare, Elizabeth George.
Language English
Publisher
Solon Ohio: Findaway World LLC, 2008




Annotation:

Daniel of Galilee joins an outlaw band to avenge the death of his parents by the tyrannical government in Rome. The leader of the band is renounced by his followers for his overly-cruel methods and Daniel appeals to Jesus to become their leader.



Subjects :

  • History
  • Fiction
  • Fiction.
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Newbery Medal
  • Teachings
  • Christianity
  • Conversion
  • Children's stories
  • Nativity
  • Palestine
  • Jesus Christ
  • Juvenile fiction.
  • Prejudices

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 , H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 , H.W. Wilson
  • Notable Children's Books, 1961 , ALSC American Library Association

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • John Newbery Medal , 1962
  • John Newbery Medal , Winner , 1962, United States

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Reading Measurement Programs:


999999
Houghton (Boston MA:) 1961.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 10

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 760
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 16


13.
Houghton (Boston MA:) 1961.

Accelerated Reader AR
MG
5.0
Accelerated Reader Points


Q01593.
Houghton (Boston MA:) 1961.

Reading Counts!


Accelerated Reader Points

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Reviews :

Connie (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
Daniel Bar Jamin lives for the day the cruel Romans will be driven out of Palestine. He seeks to avenge the heartbreaking losses he has suffered; but the same hatred, which gives him purpose, threatens to destroy him and those he loves. Taking on responsibilities of work and family, Daniel works as a blacksmith. As iron ore is hammered and shaped in a fiery furnace, it is transformed into something useful and beautiful. Similarly, Daniel s hatred is transformed into something stronger, life-giving, and joyful. But what could overcome Daniel's hate? You'll never forget Daniel's amazing story. Category: Adventure; Award Books; Classics; Multicultural; Realistic Fiction. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 1961, Houghton Mifflin Company. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton (Boston MA:), PUBLISHED: 1961.)

Elizabeth Fronk (Children's Literature)
Eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin lives with a band of zealots in Galilee, Daniel's home. This group hopes to fight the Romans, who have conquered their country. Daniel has another reason to despise the Romans: They crucified his father as an example to the village. Daniel's hatred is the only thing he lives for; he also is trying to escape a cruel master. When Daniel learns that this cruel master has died, Daniel can now return home. Upon his arrival, Daniel realizes that he must stay to help his frail grandmother, his distraught sister, Leah, and their impoverished home. Daniel hears Jesus talking; Daniel wonders if Jesus could help defeat the Romans. However Jesus confuses Daniel because of talk about repentance and compassion rather than violence and hatred in preparation for the upcoming kingdom. Daniel befriends Joel, the son of a Jewish leader, and together they try to aide the zealots. When Joel is captured and the zealots refuse to help, Daniel realizes he must look elsewhere to avenge the Romans. As Leah's health worsens, Daniel sends word to Thacia, Joel's sister. Thacia comes and brings Jesus with her; Jesus heals Leah. Jesus also heals Daniel of his all-consuming hatred. Speare's novel received the 1962 Newbery award but the story still presents a compelling message forty-five years later. If a reader can tolerate Daniel's black mood for most of the novel and mention of Jesus, this can be a very rewarding read for advanced middle school and high school readers. 1989 (orig. 1961), Houghton Mifflin, $6.95. Ages 12 to 18.
(PUBLISHER: Houghton (Boston MA:), PUBLISHED: 1961.)

Edna M. Boardman (KLIATT Review, November 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 6))
This story of socially involved teens, set in the time of Christ, focuses on an anti-Roman dissident movement called the Zealots. Angry young Daniel, who witnessed his father's crucifixion, lives for a time with this quasi-criminal patriot group in caves near Capernaum. He returns to his village to take up a trade (blacksmithing) and to care for his troubled sister Leah. He and friends vow to create "an army of Israel," though they increasingly realize how entrenched the Roman power is. The miracles performed by Jesus, an itinerant preacher, intrigue them, but at first they misinterpret his mission. Will he lead their movement? This excellent story (1962 Newbery Medal winner) with its richly drawn characters has been well received by young people and even adults. For most of the book, the author has no especially religious point to make; the idea of conversion to Jesus' way of peace clicks in only near the end. Bradbury has a rich, deep, expressive voice, and he paces his reading effectively. This is a quality story both in content and presentation. KLIATT Codes: J--Recommended for junior high school students. 2001 (orig. 1961), Recorded Books. #96583, 6 tapes, 7.75 hrs., Vinyl binder; plot, reader notes., $54.00. Ages 13 to 15.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Six cassettes 7.75 hrs. Book pak $56.00., PUBLISHED: 2001 (orig. 1961))

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
As a young boy, 18-year-old Daniel witnessed his father's crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. Consumed by hate, his one desire is to drive the legions from Israel. But as he works with a band of outlaws using guerrilla tactics, he also begins to pay attention to the teachings of a wandering rabbi from a nearby town. Caught between his desire for revenge and the demands of his family, Daniel goes repeatedly to hear Jesus preach. Each time he leaves disappointed that Jesus doesn t take a stand against the Romans. Will Daniel learn to heed the message of forgiveness before his violent lifestyle leads to disaster? Twice awarded the Newbery Medal, Elizabeth George Speare also received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of her collected body of historical fiction. Narrator Pete Bradbury gracefully brings life to Daniel and deftly illuminates the world he lived in. nd, Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 96583, $56.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Six cassettes 7.75 hrs. Book pak $56.00., PUBLISHED: 2001 (orig. 1961))

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
As a young boy, 18-year-old Daniel witnessed his father s crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. Consumed by hate, his one desire is to drive the legions from Israel. But as he works with a band of outlaws using guerrilla tactics, he also begins to pay attention to the teachings of a wandering rabbi from a nearby town. Caught between his desire for revenge and the demands of his family, Daniel goes repeatedly to hear Jesus preach. Each time he leaves disappointed that Jesus doesn t take a stand against the Romans. Will Daniel learn to heed the message of forgiveness before his violent lifestyle leads to disaster? Twice awarded the Newbery Medal, Elizabeth George Speare also received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of her collected body of historical fiction. Narrator Pete Bradbury gracefully brings life to Daniel and deftly illuminates the world he lived in. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 96583, $61.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Unabridged Cassette- Library Edition; 96583 $61.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
As a young boy, 18-year-old Daniel witnessed his father s crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. Consumed by hate, his one desire is to drive the legions from Israel. But as he works with a band of outlaws using guerrilla tactics, he also begins to pay attention to the teachings of a wandering rabbi from a nearby town. Caught between his desire for revenge and the demands of his family, Daniel goes repeatedly to hear Jesus preach. Each time he leaves disappointed that Jesus doesn t take a stand against the Romans. Will Daniel learn to heed the message of forgiveness before his violent lifestyle leads to disaster? Twice awarded the Newbery Medal, Elizabeth George Speare also received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of her collected body of historical fiction. Narrator Pete Bradbury gracefully brings life to Daniel and deftly illuminates the world he lived in. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C2183, $77.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Unabridged CD- Library Edition; C2183 $77.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

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Series :

Puffin books

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Solon Ohio: Findaway World LLC, 2008

Media Type: Computer File
1 sound media player (7 hr.):
PZ7.S7376 (FIC)
1606407562
9781606407561
"HDAUDIO."
Title from Playaway label.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Issued on Playaway a dedicated audio media player.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Blackstone Audio Inc. p2001.
Recorded Books Six cassettes 7.75 hrs. Book pak $56.00., 2001

Media Type:

9780788753633
0788753630
Oxford: Lion, 2001

Media Type: Language Material
253 p. ;
(813.54)
0745947050
9780745947051
4486929845
0094486929849
Originally published Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1961; London: Gollancz 1962.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997

Media Type: Language Material
254 p. ;
PZ7.S7376 Br 1997
9780395137192
0395137195
Toronto: CNIB, 1982

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
5 sound cassettes (450 min.):
8567130093
5138567130092
Houghton, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
p.
F
0549514473
9780549514473
New York: Miller-Brody Productions, 1978

Media Type: Projected Medium
2 rolls (233 fr.):
PZ7 (813)
3121398415
7873121398416
Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation.
Based on the book of the same title by Elizabeth George Speare.
Also issued with sound accompaniment on disc.
Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976

Media Type: Language Material
204p. ;
(823/.9/1)
0140304592
9780140304596
0099220299844
Originally published Boston Mass.: Houghton Mifflin 1961 ; London: Gollancz 1962.
Newbery Award Records, 1972

Media Type: Language Material
1tc 43min gui
AV F
9104225951756
9784225951750
4225951758
9994225951753
New York N.Y.: Newbery Award Records, 1972

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 audio cassette +
(T/F/Spe)
0307342689
8900307342686
Harmondsworth: Puffin, 1970

Media Type: Language Material
203p. ;
(823/.914)
0140304592
9780140304596
1755089848
0111755089841
Originally published Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1961 ; London: Gollancz 1962.
Gollancz, 1962

Media Type: Language Material
254p.,21cm.
(823.91)
9882339840
0069882339844
Originally published Houghton Mifflin 1961.
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1961

Media Type: Language Material
255 p.
PZ7.S7376
9107808251755
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1961

Media Type: Language Material
255 p.
PZ7.S7376 Br
Boston MA: Houghton, 1961

Media Type: Language Material
254 p. ;
(Fic)
9780395137192
0395137195
9780395877692
0395877695
9780395071137
0395071135
Recorded Books Unabridged Cassette- Library Edition; 96583 $61.75.,

Media Type:

9781428114159
1428114157
Recorded Books Unabridged CD- Library Edition; C2183 $77.75.,

Media Type:

9781402552335
1402552343
1402552335
9781402552342

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