The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

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Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Children's Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780525426165
0525426167
Characteristics: 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Aly, Hatem - Illustrator

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This middle grade novel is told by multiple characters sitting around a tavern. The many intriguing characters and well developed story make this a great read for kids and adults(ages 11 and up). - Lesley

2017 Newbery Honor Book


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Anna Beyer
Jul 08, 2019

Had to read the book for school. Lots of my friends din't like it, but I did. I love books set in the past, so it was really educational. I have been to France and I have gone to the place where all the soldiers sunk into the ground. So I find it really powerful, cause I was at that same spot hundreds of years later.

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GreenNinjaGo
Oct 22, 2018

This book was amazing love Adam gidwitz. Book keeps you entertained.

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catfingers
Oct 17, 2018

A wonderful story with good twists and an excellent narrative style.

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Zekdeck
Oct 17, 2018

Its a good book I would suggest it.

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drewmama03
Oct 17, 2018

its a good book. do the read. CHEESE! the people are pretty good. the doggo is pretty good. cheese. i liked the cheese. and the story.

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KRShrader
Oct 17, 2018

I read this for a book club, and ended up reading it again. And again. And again.

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atlas24
Oct 17, 2018

i thought the story was very good and kept me reading until the end. the characters were very well thought out, and i recommend this book to anyone over 10

SPPL_Anna Mar 24, 2018

The story is by turns beautiful, funny, and scary, and I love the illuminated pages.

DPLchandra Mar 07, 2018

Intriguing and complex story about three children in 13th Century France. Beautifully written from multiple viewpoints, this is a story that will make you laugh, cry and most importantly, think.

MissLacie Apr 04, 2017

An amazing tale, told from multiple viewpoints, about 3 unlikely heroes and their ghostly dog.

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Anna Beyer
Jul 08, 2019

Anna Beyer thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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blue_pig_1228
Apr 04, 2019

blue_pig_1228 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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drewmama03
Oct 17, 2018

drewmama03 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 1

ArapahoeJessica May 22, 2017

ArapahoeJessica thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ningdu
Sep 28, 2016

ningdu thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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cmlibrary_jcurrie Apr 28, 2017

This story is told by several different narrators, all who have heard about a group of magical children. The group of three includes William who is from a monastery, Jacob a Jewish boy, and Jeanne a girl who has visions of the future. They are joined by Jeanne’s dog Gwenforte who has recently been raised from the dead. The children are making their way through France and have many adventures, some scarier than others. While traveling the children meet the King of France. At first he enjoys meeting this magical group of children but then he realizes that they don’t have the same religious beliefs as him. In fact the children are trying to save the books of the Jewish people, these are the same books that the King has ordered to be burned. When the King learns that the children are planning something to save the books, he orders his army to capture them. They escape from the castle and lead them all on a chase around France. This is a fun and exciting tale based on legends and bits of history from the Middle Ages.

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