The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz 0142427373 9780142427378
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A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award

An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Hatem Aly!

A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Editors Choice A New York Times Notable Childrens Book A People Magazine Kid Pick A Washington Post Best Childrens Book A Wall Street Journal Best Childrens Book An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book A Booklist Best Book A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book A School Library Journal Best Book An ALA Notable Childrens Book

"A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller." --Matt de la Pea, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author

"What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering. --New York Times Book Review

Includes a detailed historical note and bibliography

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.

Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeannes loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adams trademark style and humor, The Inquisitors Tale is bold storytelling thats richly researched and adventure-packed.

"Its no surprise that Gidwitzs latest book has been likened to The Canterbury Tales, considering its central story is told by multiple storytellers. As each narrator fills in what happens next in the story of the three children and their potentially holy dog, their tales get not only more fantastical but also more puzzling and addictive. However, the gradual intricacy of the story that is not Gidwitzs big accomplishment. Rather it is the complex themes (xenophobia, zealotry, censorship etc.) he is able to bring up while still maintaining a light tone, thus giving readers a chance to come to conclusions themselves. (Also, there is a farting dragon.)"--Entertainment Weekly, "Best MG Books of 2016

Puckish, learned, serendipitous . . . Sparkling medieval adventure. --Wall Street Journal

Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story. . . . A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. --Kirkus, starred review

A well-researched and rambunctiously entertaining story that has as much to say about the present as it does the past. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Gidwitz proves himself a nimble storyteller as he weaves history, excitement, and multiple narrative threads into a taut, inspired adventure. --Booklist, starred review

Scatological humor, serious matter, colloquial present-day language, the ideal of diversity and mutual understanding--this has it all. --The Horn Book, starred review

I have never read a book like this. Its weird, and unfamiliar, and religious, and irreligious, and more fun than it has any right to be. . . . Gidwitz is on fire here, making medieval history feel fresh and current. --School Library Journal, starred review

Author: Adam Gidwitz

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2018-03-20


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