The Saracen Steed

by Arthur Anthony Gladd
Rated 4.4 out of 5

My kids struggled

Rated 3 out of 5
October 29, 2021

My kids struggled to get into the story of this book. They would groan when I would say it was time to read the book. I enjoyed the story and that is why I am giving it 3 stars.

Stacy Hansen

Good book

Rated 4 out of 5
May 14, 2021

Good book and a good story. It was a little difficult to read because of the vernacular but still a great story and a good read for History 1 Unit 2.


Great, Adventurous, Historical Read Aloud!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 12, 2021

I read this to my 7 & 5 year old sons and 3 year old daughter. Yes, you heard that correctly – a Level 8 book to 7,5, and 3 year olds! They absolutely loved it and the boys were still able to follow the plot even with the advanced vocabulary.

Julia Buchholz

A little slow but great story

Rated 4 out of 5
May 6, 2021

This one was a little harder for my kids to get into and harder for me to read aloud with the flowery language but we ended up liking the story very much.

Jessica M

Loved this Adventurous and Heartwarming Tale

Rated 5 out of 5
October 20, 2020

The family all loved this adventurous tale! It includes such great historical learning and references. Along with messages of faith, kindness, humility, family, goodness, courage.

Lezlie-Anne I
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Level 8

When a simple farm boy befriends a strange and beautiful horse that has wandered onto the lands of Abbey St. Simon, the boy cannot begin to imagine the adventures he will have upon its back. As all of Christendom hangs in the balance, young Hugh embarks on a mission with unfaltering bravery and a sense of duty that will leave even the most powerful leaders and hardened warriors awestruck. Against all odds, Hugh is determined to save his people from the Saracens, with help from one of their very own majestic steeds.

“Set in the tumultuous times of the Crusades, this beautifully written story is an example of how a book can portray a violent time period without graphic details and can powerfully contrast right and wrong while remaining completely uplifting and appropriate. This adventurous tale has everything that makes a book good and beautiful: high moral and educational value, exemplary writing, and an intriguing plot.” —Jenny Phillips

247 pages

This book is a suggested read-aloud for the History Year 1 course and is included in the optional History 1 Book Pack.

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