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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Unabridged Edition
Contributor(s): Gidwitz, Adam, Bagby, Benjamin (Narrator)
ISBN: 0735287368     ISBN-13: 9780735287365
Publisher: Listening Library
    OUR PRICE: $36.00  
Product Type: Compact Disc - Other Formats
Published: September 2016
Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Child oblates; Fiction.
Jews; Fiction.
Prophets; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical | Medieval
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2016038367
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 6.00" H x 5.00" W x 1.25" (0.60 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q69439
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 18.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing The Inquisitor’s Tale, including a year living in Europe. Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. Find Adam online at or @AdamGidwitz.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 January #5)

In 1242 France, weary travelers at an inn exchange stories of their encounters with a group of three children accompanied by their dog who are set to be brought before the king for the threat they pose. The story is framed as an inquisition, with an agent of the king serving as the main narrator and questioning the travelers to discern the true nature of the children, who are rumored to have magical abilities. The structure lends itself clearly to the audio format, with one narrator acting as the interviewer while more than a half-dozen others take up the rest of the characters sharing the tales of these adventurers. It's more entertaining with multiple voices and it brings the conversational elements of the story to the forefront, but not always seamlessly; there are points in this production when it sounds as if the actors were all recorded separately and the dialogue pieced together later. Still, the variety of voice actors at work plays well with the story and makes for a lively listening experience. Ages 10–up. A Dutton hardcover. (Sept.)

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