The Inquisitor’s Tale

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 4.15.51 PMThis fantasy novel about three magical children and their holy dog transports readers to Medieval France. The children and their dog are fugitives who battle dragons, knights, kings, and monks in order to protect what is most valuable. The story, being told by multiple quirky travelers at an inn, takes readers through the French countryside, Paris, and finally Mont-Saint-Michel.  The masterful storytelling was richly researched and intertwines real historical figures, such as King Louis and Gwenforte the Holy Greyhound, with characters such as Jeanne, based loosely upon Joan of Arc. The traditional illumination on the borders of the text adds to the fast paced action of the tale. amo
Title: The Inquisitor’s Tale
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Illustrator
: Hatem Aly
Publisher
: Dutton Children’s Books
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-0-7352-8737-2
Paperback pages
: 360
Age range
: 10-15
Genre
: Fantasy
Book setting
: France
Author’s ethnicity
: American
Author’s residence
: Brooklyn, NY
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Egyptian
Illustrator’s residence
: New Brunswick, Canada
Subjects
: Dogs, Religion, Dragons, Knights, Monks, Medieval France

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