Raising Sir Gallant by Mary Bustamante is a charming tale about a young farm boy living in Bristol, England in 1517 who gets the opportunity to train to be a knight. Gallant has a secret sin weighing on his soul and he is worried Sir Francis, his teacher, will discover his fault. Nevertheless, the opportunity was too good to pass up.
As he trains, Gallant learns important lessons in prayer, doing work with great care, delaying gratification, treating girls and women with respect, and the importance of service. In time, he also resolves to make amends for the sin weighing so heavily on his heart.
As Gallant learns his lessons, readers will also learn these lessons which are as relevant today as in the 16th century. Raising Sir Gallant is intended for children ages 8-12, but would also make an enjoyable family read-aloud. Bustamante also includes vocabulary lists and reflection questions. Additional activities are provided in an accompanying workbook and Sir Gallant Castle Kit available at SirGallant.com.