CHILDREN CLASSIC NOVELS:
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli.
Rating 4.5/5 Stars
I bought this book from a beautiful 2 storied, no bigger than Harry Potters cupboard under the stairs antique book shop in Old Yorkshire, England around a year ago (Was at the start of April, 2015) I remember there were massive piles of books everywhere on the stairs, in boxes (which were everywhere) and on curved archway shelves. Books were literally everywhere and upstairs cramped behind a book piled desk was a really old man with half moon glasses that looked like he had hoped out of some old book himself.
Out the front of the little shop was a tiny tray filled with old books for a pound each (which is equal to around two Australian dollars) The books were all faded, yellowed and curling and each had its own history and writing in the front. I picked up two that day. A summery of all sorts of classics and the Door in the Wall.
The Door in the Wall was a quick and easy read about a young boy whose is crippled and is taken in by a travelling monk. The boy then goes on to live with the monks and along the way makes friends, learn hobbies and practically learn that being disabled isn't the end of the world. I loved the story and its old fashioned writing and of course, the old book smell.