Title: The Door in the Wall
Author/Illustrator: Marguerite de Angeli
This is a sweet story, but doesn’t have very much meat to it. It follows a sort of classic ‘disabled people have something to contribute to society’ format, with the slight twist that it takes place in the Middle Ages. However, I don’t get the sense that the author did very much research before placing her story in that time period – there are details that don’t ring true with better-researched books I’ve read. The ambient religiosity may be uncomfortable for some readers, though it is historically accurate. There are better historical fiction books with more accurate representations of this time.