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A 1952 Newbery Honor Book 

The year is 1291, and Walter is the twelve-year-old son of William Tell, the greatest bowman in the land of Uri. Walter lives happily in the remote heights of the Alpine Mountains, caring for his family’s goat herd and practicing his marksmanship in the hopes of making his father proud. But as the end of the year approaches, Walter’s peaceful life is shaken as his country enters a revolution, and Walter must carry a secret that could threaten the life of the father he loves so dearly.
More than seven hundred years have passed since the day Walter stood in the marketplace balancing an apple on his head while the Austrian tyrant Gessler commanded Walter’s father, William Tell, to take aim at the apple with his great crossbow. The dramatic tale of William’s arrest and escape and the daring revolt of the Swiss against the Austrians has become a legend around the world.

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"Shoot, Father, shoot! I am not afraid." Walter''s voice seemed to bring back his father''s courage. He quickly raised the heavy crossbow to his shoulder as muscles rippled on his brown arms. He sighted the apple on his son''s head. He pulled back the bowstring

The legend of William Tell survived for more than seven hundred years. The Apple and the Arrow, winner of a 1952 Newbery Honor Medal, tells the story through Walter''s eyes, as he and his father struggle for the freedom of their family, their village, and their country.

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The husband-wife team of Conrad and Mary Buff wrote and illustrated many books for children, including several runners-up for the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, in the mid-twentieth century.

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Wayne S. Walker
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resonates in the hearts of all who love freedom
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2013
It is the year 1290 and eleven-soon-to-be-twelve-year-old Walter Tell lives happily in the remote heights of the Swiss Alpine Mountains near the village of Burglen with his father William, who is known as the greatest bowman in the canton of Uri and perhaps even in the... See more
It is the year 1290 and eleven-soon-to-be-twelve-year-old Walter Tell lives happily in the remote heights of the Swiss Alpine Mountains near the village of Burglen with his father William, who is known as the greatest bowman in the canton of Uri and perhaps even in the nearby cantons of Schwys and Underwalden, his mother Hedwig, his little brother Rudi, and their herd dog Prinz. Nearby also live their friend Marie the herd girl, Brother Klaus the monk, and Grandfather Furst. King Albrecht is the new ruler of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, but unlike his late good father Rudolph he sends cruel bailiffs like Gessler to live at nearby Altdorf and oppress the people.

William Tell is one of 33 men who have met secretly at Rootli to formulate a plan to secure their freedom at the beginning of 1291. But it appears that Gessler suspects something. I suppose that nearly everyone has heard the story of how William and Walter go to Altdorf to sell furs. Tell refuses to bow down to Gessler''s cap which has been put on a pole in the middle of the town. Gessler is so angry that he punishes Tell by commanding him to shoot an apple off the head of his son. If he misses, both will die. But do you know "the rest of the story"? The legend of William Tell has survived for more than 700 years. Exactly how much of it is true and how much is fiction perhaps no one knows. But it is certainly a stirring account that resonates in the hearts of all people who love freedom and oppose tyranny.

Told simply and well with a good eye for detail and setting from the viewpoint of young Walter, The Apple and the Arrow, which won a Newbery Honor Award in 1952, was first recommended to me in the catalogue of Love to Learn, a homeschool resource center. One reference to drinking wine occurs, but there is a great deal of emphasis on looking to God for guidance and trusting in Him. With its serious themes of independence and responsibility, it will appeal to both children, especially boys, and their parents. Conrad Buff was born in Switzerland in 1886, studied art in his native country and Germany, them emigrated to the United States in 1904, settling in Los Angeles, where he became a noted landscape artist. Along with his wife Mary, he coauthored and illustrated a number of children''s books. Another Newbery Honor book (1931) which recounts the same events is Mountains Are Free by Julia Davis Adams.
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Julie K. Ingleman
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Beautiful Book
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
Very well done book. Great illustrations and historical storyline. I look forward to exploring more in this series.
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Well written
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2016
Well written. Illustrations are nice, but the book itself certainly inspires the imagination. Our 7 year old loves it.
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OneRoopee
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Great read
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2015
My son had been asking to read about William Tell... this book was great, even for me... provided the back story which I never had read so we both enjoyed reading this together
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
Great shape!!!
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Tracy McPherson
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Easy to read and my daughter loves it
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2016
Our local library didn''t have this book so I went and purchased it. Easy to read and my daughter loves it. She is using it for her unit study.
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Rebecca In Red
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Beautiful illustrations complement this well-written story of one family''s part ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2015
Heart-swelling story! Beautiful illustrations complement this well-written story of one family''s part in the independence of Switzerland. A wonderful tale of bravery, faith and freedom.
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Slingback Sally
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Nice retelling of the story!
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2014
I bought this for my 6 year old and he loved the story. He even took it into his class to share with his classmates.
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Away with the Alphorn.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 1, 2017
A super book, and that''s it. Adding filling (less is more). Mary and Conrad Buff wrote this and it''s a good thing too. It nobly and ney rightly won an award and a medal as well from both the same prize. Heddy is there with Gessler, and Prinz the dog. It''s not analogy-bound,...See more
A super book, and that''s it. Adding filling (less is more). Mary and Conrad Buff wrote this and it''s a good thing too. It nobly and ney rightly won an award and a medal as well from both the same prize. Heddy is there with Gessler, and Prinz the dog. It''s not analogy-bound, as all analogies are partial, so says Spence (from the canton o'' Boston). Any...way, Tell is a great hero, and M and Conny Buff show they''re great by, apart from all the preceeding bit- the ending: which is... jus'' how yo'' want it.
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Beautiful story, mainly forgotten
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 16, 2015
Old is gold. Beautiful story, mainly forgotten.
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book received
Reviewed in Canada on August 8, 2013
received this one! good quality, not as many pictures as I had hoped. wanted a children''s book version. but will do. jw
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