A Newbery Medal WinnerAwarded The John Newbery Medal As The Most Distinguished Contribution To American Literature For Children In The Year Of Its Publication A Road S A Kind Of Holy Thing, Said Roger The Minstrel To His Son, Adam That S Why It S A Good Work To Keep A Road In Repair, Like Giving Alms To The Poor Or Tending The Sick It S Open To The Sun And Wind And Rain It Brings All Kinds Of People And All Parts Of England Together And It S Home To A Minstrel, Even Though He May Happen To Be Sleeping In A Castle And Adam, Though Only Eleven, Was To Remember His Father S Words When His Beloved Dog, Nick, Was Stolen And Roger Had Disappeared And He Found Himself Traveling Alone Along These Same Great Roads, Searching The Fairs And Market Towns For His Father And His Dog.Here Is A Story Of Thirteenth Century England, So Absorbing And Lively That For All Its Authenticity It Scarcely Seems Historical Although Crammed With Odd Facts And Lore About That Time When Longen Folke To Goon On Pilgrimages, Its Scraps Of Song And Hymn And Jongleur S Tale Of The Period Seem As Newminted And Fresh As The Day They Were Devised, And Adam Is A Real Boy Inside His Gay Striped Surcoat Engaging And Beautifully Written Children S Literature From The Trade Paperback Edition.
Elizabeth Gray Vining began her distinguished writing career with children s books because she said they enjoy their books so much, read and re read them which is satisfying to a hard working author Later she began to write for adults as well, and they, too, read and re read her books among the most popular of these books are Windows for the Crown Prince, The Virginia Exiles, Friend of Life, T
- 320 pages
- Adam of the Road
- Elizabeth Gray Vining
- 13 August 2017 Elizabeth Gray Vining