Scottish noble William Wallace is living as an outlaw, the leader of a band of brave rebels fighting to free Scotland's people from cruel English invaders. When he discovers that a huge English army is gathering at Stirling Castle, hoping to end the Scottish rebellion forever, Wallace knows that despite the odds stacked against him, he must fight. But how can a small, ragtag group of outlaws win against the might of the English army?
This thrilling episode of Wallace's life, culminating in the legendary Battle of Stirling Bridge, is told through a gripping story and stunning illustrations, both packed with historical detail.
This inspiring story of William Wallace's decisive victory in the Scottish Wars of Independence reminds us that brain conquers brawn and that courage and cunning can win even against overwhelming odds.
'There are other historical books by illustrator Teresa Martinez including Mary, Queen of Scots: Escape From the Castle, and Robert the Bruce: The King and the Spider, and if children have enjoyed those books they would probably enjoy this as well.'
– Youth Services Book Review
Praise for Teresa Martinez's illustrations:
'Simply packed from cover to cover with historical detail.'
– Midwest Book Review on Mary Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle
'Teresa Martinez is gifted at conveying the mood of each scene as well as details of period and landscape. We especially enjoyed hunting for a spider deftly hidden on each spread.'
– Roaring Reads on Robert the Bruce: The King and the Spider
'The real star here are the gorgeous illustrations by Teresa Martinez that grace every page and complete the story. '
– San Francisco Book Review on Mary Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle
'This is a beautifully illustrated and fun book...'
– GeekMom.com on Mary Queen of Scots: Escape from the Castle