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

By GIDWITZ, Adam

 Not Rated. Be the first to rate this product!

ISBN
9780525426165
Publisher
Dutton


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2016  |  Middle Grade

Gr 5–10—What is a miracle? Is a miracle what happens when, faced with murderous bandits, a teenage monk rips a leg off his donkey, beats them to death with it, then restores the donkey's leg? Or is it a miracle when a cranky innkeeper is so moved by a little girl's friendliness that he risks his life to help her and her companions flee a posse of armed knights? Maybe the real miracle happens when readers attracted to the action and violence a particular author is known for find themselves strongly invested in the moral questions that plague bandit-killing monk and fri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Starred Review on September 1, 2016

An ambitious mash-up of medieval saints' lives, the Joan of Arc legend, thirteenth-century French history, and elements of The Canterbury Tales, Gidwitz's hopeful story of interreligious understanding is more fantasy than historical fiction. Three children with marvelous abilities band together and draw the ire of King Louis IX. Peasant Jeanne has visions of the future; William, illegitimate son of a crusader knight and an African "Saracen," has superna...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

In thirteenth-century France, peasant Jeanne has visions of the future; William, illegitimate son of a crusader knight and an African "Saracen...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Become a Pro


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Add To My List

cover
by

This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Export


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Save List Search Query


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Follow Lists


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.