Otto of the Silver Hand
Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle
New York, Dover Publications, 1967
Paperback, 173 pages
A rich and engrossing thread of romance runs through this tale of a motherless son of a valiant robber baron of Medieval Germany. Young Otto is raised in a monastery, only to return to his family's domain and become painfully involved in the blood-feud between his father and the rival house of Trutz-Drachen.
This book has become a legend, a modern story with the feel and sound of an ancient tale, enhanced by 55 of Pyle's illustrations. It is a reading adventure that youngsters will not soon forget.