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Adam of the road

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Puffin Books,
Pub. Date:
1987, ©1970.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 9
A Newbery Medal Winner Awarded the John Newbery Medal as "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" in the year of its publication. "A road's a kind of holy thing," said Roger the Minstrel to his son, Adam. "That's why it's a good work to keep a road in repair, like giving alms to the poor or tending the sick. It's open to the sun and wind and rain. It brings all kinds of people and all parts of England together. And it's home to a minstrel, even though he may happen to be sleeping in a castle." And Adam, though only eleven, was to remember his father's words when his beloved dog, Nick, was stolen and Roger had disappeared and he found himself traveling alone along these same great roads, searching the fairs and market towns for his father and his dog.

Here is a story of thirteenth-century England, so absorbing and lively that for all its authenticity it scarcely seems "historical." Although crammed with odd facts and lore about that time when "longen folke to goon on pilgrimages," its scraps of song and hymn and jongleur's tale of the period seem as newminted and fresh as the day they were devised, and Adam is a real boy inside his gay striped surcoat. "Engaging and beautifully written."-- Children's Literature

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Grouping Titleadam of the road
Grouping Authorvining elizabeth gray
Grouping Categorybook
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auth_author2Lawson, Robert, 1892-1957
authorVining, Elizabeth Gray, 1902-1999.
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display_descriptionThe adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick.
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ils:a43956BookBooksEnglishPuffin Books, 1987, ©1970.317 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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subject_facetDogs -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399 -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399 -- Juvenile fiction
Historical fiction
Middle Ages -- Fiction
Minstrels -- Fiction
Self-reliance -- Fiction
Voyages and travels -- Fiction
title_displayAdam of the road
title_fullAdam of the road / by Elizabeth Janet Gray ; illustrated by Robert Lawson
title_shortAdam of the road
Fathers and sons
Middle Ages
Voyages and travels