An adventure story set in the time of the Crusades. The central character, Tom, is a boy who runs away from home to discover what the noble life of a knight is really like, and to experience the excitement of war and battles. The title is the first in a trilogy.
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Having left his village in 19th-century England--tired of learning Latin and digging ditches--Tom now finds himself in France employed as a squire to Henry, Duke of Lancaster. But Tom's job proves tedious, so when an encounter with the Man in Black presents an opportunity for escape, Tom again makes a dash for freedom. This time he is accompanied by the beautiful but troublesome Lady Emilia De Valois--and, of course, supported by his dear friend and ally Squire "Alan." Love is in the air as Tom continues his quest to become a knight in shining armor and to fulfill his dreams of tournaments won and distant lands traveled. But, as fortune would have it, Tom is called upon to use his talents to help the starving people of France and, with the giant Anton, is persuaded to make a detour to visit none other than Pope Innocent VI!About the Author:
Jones is perhaps best known as a scriptwriter and member of the Monty Python team. He is a highly successful performer, writer and director for film, radio and television.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain s best-loved children s book writers. He has written more than one hundred books and has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Whitbread Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Private Peaceful. Michael was writer-in-residence at the Savoy Hotel from January to April 2007, and previously he was Great Britain s Children s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, a role that took him across the country to inspire a love of reading in children.
Michael Foreman grew up in a small English fishing village and has loved the sea ever since. He has illustrated more than one hundred children s books, and he has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Prize, and the Federation of Children s Book Groups Red House Children s Book Award. He has collaborated with Michael Morpurgo on several successful books, including The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips and Billy the Kid.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0141307374
Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141307374