Imagine reading a book in which the names from the Bible emerge as a characters set in a plot of historical fiction, and you will have a sense of this wonderful book. Our hero is Daniel a rebellious, young Jewish boy who has fled up into the hills to join fighters who want to resist the Romans. His sister still lives in town with their grandmother, and eventually Daniel will have to assume the role of caretaker after his grandmother dies. The plot draws you in as character after character appears, and Daniel struggles to rebel against the enemy forces. Who is this Jesus? Is he the leader they seek? This book is the 1962 Newbery Medal Winner 254 pages
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