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Gidwitz, Adam. 
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2016
IL 5-8, RL 4.5

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It is 1242 and we find ourselves at the Holy Cross-Roads Inn. The story of the most famous and most wanted children in France begins with the Brewster's Tale. Here we first learn about the peasant baby, Jeanne, and her dog Gwenforte. The greyhound is left to babysit the child, an adder enters the home, Gwenforte defends the child and the misunderstandings begin. William's story begins at the Monastery Saint-Marten. As the Librarian recounts, William was brought there as a baby and is now 11 years old. Here we first bear witness to both his amazing strength and his brilliant philosophical mind. Skip ahead several chapters to the Butcher's Tale and Jacob. We meet him on the night his village is burned to the ground by Christian peasants and he is told by his parents to run away and escape the fire. As the threads of the story continue to be picked up by dueling narrators, we are caught up in their fantastic journey. Are they good? Are they evil? Are they performing miracles and what will happen to them as their story reaches its end? (Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, 2018)  

SUBJECTS:   Action and adventure fiction.
                        Child oblates -- Fiction.
                        France -- History -- Louis IX, 1226-1270 -- Fiction.
                        Jews -- Fiction.
                        Persecution -- Fiction.
                        Prophets -- Fiction.
                        Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction.

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