The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O'Dell

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As smugglers, Tom Barton and his uncle Jack are used to breaking the law. With quick wits and secret cargo holds, they manage to avoid discovery and to make a comfortable living — until William Tyndale asks them to carry precious English Bibles along with their usual cargo. Getting caught with Bibles could cost them their freedom, or even their lives, but Uncle Jack is willing to take the risk for a share in the profits. Tom, however, has misgivings about the entire operation. Who is Herbert Belsey and why is he following them? As enemy after enemy rises to oppose Tyndale’s Bible translation, Tom is confronted with a choice between what he wants and what he knows to be true. Newbery Award–winning author Scott O’Dell describes a young sailor’s encounter with God and with His servant William Tyndale. This fictional account depicts the spiritual darkness of England before the Reformation.

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Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Published October 1, 1988 by San Val. 182 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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After Uncle Jack is arrested and thrown into Clink where he dies of the Black Plague (the enigma of his personality still unresolved), Tom finds himself forced into accepting a business partnership with ratlike Herbert Belsey and fanatical Henry Phillips, two of Tyndale's most determined enemies.

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