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My Story: A Hail of Arrows

My Story: A Hail of Arrows: Jenkin Lloyd, Agincourt, France 1415

By Michael Cox   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545990400 Paperback
176 Pages | 5.02" x 6.98" | Ages 9 to 12

A defining battle in the Hundred Years War, through the eyes of one of its soldiers - a fourteen-year-old boy.

At his father's deathbed, 14-year-old Jenkin Lloyd is bestowed with one last gift, his father's most prized possession - a longbow that has been passed down from father to son for generations. When Jenkin becomes one of thousands of Welsh boys sent to help King Henry V of England claim Agincourt, a part of France, he strives to honour the skill and power of this weapon, as his father has done before him.

While remaining historically accurate, A Hail of Arrows captures the sights and sounds and emotions felt by a group of boys who were sent into an impossible battle by a vengeful king. Outnumbered by the French, weakened by starvation and dysentery, these teenage archers were key in pulling off an amazing victory against overwhelming odds.