As we were walking down the apple trail, I came across this book in our Sonlight box of books. Knowing that I would find a treasure within the covers, I dug out the Sonlight study guide to accompany it and was very pleasantly suprised at the enjoyment all age groups got from this book. The Apple and the Arrow by Mary and Conrad Buff.
Set in the time when Switzerland was trying to free itself from Austria, the classic story of William Tell went much deeper than the traditional story of a boy with an apple on his head. We were encourged by this book to discuss freedom, liberty and being true to ourselves and our beliefs, no matter what the risks.
The one thing that touched me deeply was the trust everyone had in God and also the trust they had in Our Blessed Virgin Mary that was sprinkled throughout the book.
It was truly a book about good overcoming evil, and everyone here enjoyed listening to it. If a 5 and 7 year old don't want you to stop reading a book like this, and teenagers listen from the other room and come in to comment occasionally, it is certainly a book worth reading. Again and Again.