Princess Rosalynn of Bracken has been left in the care of loyal Sir Reynald while her father, the king, is away. When Sir Reynald learns of an impending attack from Folger, a neighboring country much larger than Bracken and connected to it only by a suspension bridge he devises a plan to save the princess and hopefully save Bracken as well.
When enemy soldiers chase the fleeing princess and soldier, Herron is wounded and he must leave Rosalynn in the middle of the forest to lead the soldiers away. Rosalynn is left to begin her journey through perilous, enemy-filled territory - her life in danger with every step. In the process, a wise woman will help and guide her to greater understanding of forgiveness, herself, and others. Will Herron escape? Can they bring down the suspension bridge in time to save their country?
Through Jeri Massi's exciting adventure, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Jeri Massi.
Background Information: Wise Woman stories.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Dictionary work, adjectives, synonyms, paraphrase, antonyms, metaphors, similes, idioms.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Forgiveness, anger, misunderstandings, gentleness, wise vs. foolish, consequences, promises, character qualities.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Castle project, maps, Medieval history, class discussions, drama, allegories, Mystery Word activity page.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Bridge by Jeri Massi.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!