Teach Important Values with Knight’s Tale

Raising Sir Gallant

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.

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com