Gatty's Tale (Paperback)Kevin Crossley-Holland (author)
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From the winner of the Guardian Children's Prize, comes a story of Medieval times, told from an entirely new perspective.
Gatty the village girl - steadfast, forthright, innocent and wise - has never been further than her own village. But when she is is picked by Lady Gwyneth of Ewloe to join her band of pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem, Gatty's previously sheltered life changes forever.
A joyful, heartrending, triumphant novel that creates a magnificently vivid and realistic picture of life and times in 1202, shown through the eyes of a young girl.
Shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal, this is a companion novel to the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing Places, King of the Middle March).
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 30 mm
The book captures a world very different from our own * DAILY EXPRESS *
Kevin Crossley-Holland has a real knack for telling a story well * BIRMINGHAM POST *
A gripping historical that is dramatic, touching, compelling and will pull at the heartstrings time and time again * MY CHILD *
With strong, believable characters, and a tremendous picture of medival life, this moving, hopeful story plays with language and offers a wonderful, satisfying ending * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
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