The Badger Knight by Kathryn ErskineThe Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine

The Badger Knight

byKathryn Erskine

Hardcover | August 26, 2014

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National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine presents a unique novel set at the height of Medieval times.

Adrian is small for his age, even for a twelve year old. It doesn't help that he's an albino, which makes those he meets wonder if he's an angel or a devil. His father is a bowyer, and all Adrian wantsto do is become apprenticed and go off to war as a long bowman. 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 lastthing 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 againstthe 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 the 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.

KATHRYN ERSKINE is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including Mockingbird, winner of the National Book Award; The Absolute Value of Mike, an Amazon Best Book an ALA Notable Book; Quaking, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; and Seeing Red, which Booklist hailed as "powerful" in a starred...
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Title:The Badger KnightFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.56 × 5.83 × 1.1 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545464420

ISBN - 13:9780545464420

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* "The integration of historical facts into the text is seamless . . . as it is all so cleanly embedded into Adrian's gripping, often harrowing, adventures."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review