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Pierce, Tamora.
New York : Random House, 2001.
IL 5-8, RL 5.9
ISBN 0679989161
It was a dream come true, almost.

Kel had become the first female page in the Kingdom of Tortall in over a century, and for 4 years she had struggled to prove herself in a court that thought her unworthy because of her sex.

Her dream was to become a lady knight, but first she had to be chosen as a squire and it seemed like that would never happen. But then the Lord Raoul Goldenlake, the Giant Killer, Knight Commander of the King's Guard, made her his choice.

But Kel's jubilation was short lived. Her testing would now begin in earnest. It would take all her courage, skill with animals, and persistence to succeed. And if she did what waited for her was the ultimate trial--The Chamber of Ordeal. The hall through which all squires must finally pass to realize their dream of becoming a knight.

Would Kel realize her dream?

Squire by Tamora Pierce

(by Tom Reynolds of the Sno-Isle Library System for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, , 2003-2004.)

SUBJECTS:     Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
                        Sex role -- Fiction.


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