The badger knight
|Format:||Book on CD 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine presents a unique novel about a sickly boy's epic journey through England and Scotland at the height of Medieval times. Adrian is small for his age, even for an almost thirteen year old. It doesn't help that he has albinism, which makes those he meets wonder if he's an angel or a devil. His father is a bowyer, and all Adrian wants to do is become apprenticed and go off to war as an archer. But that's not what his father wants for him. Since Adrian can write, his father wants him to be a scribe. That's just about the last thing Adrian wants. When the Scots invade England and Adrian's best friend Hugh runs off to find his father and fight in battles, Adrian soon follows, intent on finding Hugh and joining him in glorious warfare against the pagans invading England from the north. When Adrian finds Hugh, who is caring for a wounded Scotsman, he's horrified that Hugh would aid an enemy. But soon, as Adrian gets to know Donald, he begins to question what he's been taught about the enemy and the nature of war. In this epic journey an afflicted boy finds an inner strength he never knew belonged to him.
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-- Juvenile fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- England -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Archers -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward III, 1327-1377 -- Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward III, 1327-1377 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2014
Recorded Books, LLC.
Narrated by Graham Halstead.
8 years and up.
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.