cover image The Apple and the Arrow

The Apple and the Arrow

Mary Buff, Conrad Buff. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $16 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-618-12807-5

Told from the point of view of William Tell's son, Walter, the 1952 Newbery Honor book The Apple and the Arrow by Mary and Conrad Buff recounts the 1291 Swiss struggle for freedom. Full-color and b&w illustrations highlight key points in the drama (including Tell aiming his bow and arrow at an apple atop Walter's head) as well as the breathtaking Swiss landscape. (July)