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The book of Boy / Catherine Gilbert Murdock ; illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert, (author.). Schoenherr, Ian, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library J MUR 000151133 Children's Library -- Fiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062686206
  • ISBN: 0062686208
  • Physical Description: 278 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Departure -- The Stranger -- Sold for a Prayer -- Rib Tooth Thumb Shin Dust Skull Tomb -- Pestilence -- The Stone Bridge -- Saint-Peter's-Step -- Feast Day -- A Fork in the Road -- Part II: The Relic Thief -- Tooth, the Second -- A Bath -- The Story of the Tear-Soaked Veil -- Thievery -- Thumb, the Third -- A Little Boy with a Cold 15 -- Trouble -- Angelus -- Part III: Deceit and Calamity and Ruin -- One Thousand Years of Devising -- Downstream -- Newly Hatched Chick -- Kicked in the Shin -- At Sea -- The End of the World -- Scrabbling -- Dust, the Fifth -- Part IV: Arrival -- Red Beard and Gray -- A Roughly Sketched Figure -- The Heads of Saint Peter and Saint Paul -- Skull, the Sixth -- Brigands and Wolves -- Tomb, the Seventh -- Boyhood -- Rib Tooth Thumb Toe Dust Skull Home.
Summary, etc.:
In 1350, a boy with a large hump on his back becomes the servant of a shadowy pilgrim on his way to Rome, who pulls the boy into a dangerous expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter.--Provided by Publisher.
What a fine story this is! For who does not want to read about such things? A boy who can talk to animals. A terrifying, perilous journey full of bravery and daring. Knights and bandits and ghosts and thieves. Howling wolves, heroic donkeys, and a bag of bones. Lords, ladies, liars, and riches beyond compare. And mysteries and miracles - of the sort that concern the living and the dead. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
HL600L Lexile.
Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 80 (high) Semantic indicator; 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 90 (high) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 4.3 6.0.
Awards Note:
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018
Newbery Honor, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Middle Grade Book, 2018
Subject: Relics > Juvenile fiction.
Kyphosis > Patients > Juvenile fiction.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Voyages and travels > Juvenile fiction.
People with disabilities > Juvenile fiction.
Middle Ages > Juvenile fiction.
Relics > Fiction.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Middle Ages > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Historical > Medieval.
JUVENILE FICTION > Action & Adventure > General.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.
Adventure stories.
Kyphosis > Patients.
Middle Ages.
People with disabilities.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages.
Relics.
Voyages and travels.
People with disabilities > Juvenile fiction.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages > Juvenile fiction.
Middle Ages > Juvenile fiction.
Relics > Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Juvenile fiction.
Relics > Fiction.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Middle Ages > Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.
Junior.
Adventure stories.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Epic fiction.
Historical fiction.