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Beautiful, impetuous and headstrong, Michal is the young daughter of Saul, the first King of Israel. As a woman of her society, she has a certain importance as a princess, but in all other respects, she has little control over her destiny. She and everyone else assume that she will marry whomever her father chooses. But then a humble young man named David is called to the ...more
Library Binding, 241 pages
Published April 1959 by Longmans, Green and Co.
(first published 1959)
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Pretty good story about Michal, daughter of King Saul, and David, the future king. I had to refer to the Old Testament account to see if the crazy events really took place, and they did. I read a story of Michal and David years ago that I really liked, but this wasn't it. Still, I'll be thinking about these real-live people for quite a while.
Gladys Malvern wrote almost four dozen books in her prolific career as a writer of historical and biographical Young Adult fiction. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 17, 1897. Her family roots were in Virginia and her ancestors include such historic American names as Lee, Rolfe, Randolph, and Custis.More about Gladys Malvern...