Crusade (Paperback)

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Two boys, two faiths, one unholy war—two boys from opposing worlds come face to face in a thought-provoking historical adventure

When Adam’s mother dies unconfessed, he pledges to save her soul with dust from the Holy Land. Employed as a dog-boy for the local knight, Adam grabs the chance to join the Crusade to reclaim Jerusalem. He burns with determination to strike down the infidel enemy. Salim, a merchant’s son, is leading an uneventful life in the port of Acre—until news arrives that a Crusader attack is imminent. To keep Salim safe, his father buys him an apprenticeship with an esteemed traveling doctor. But Salim’s employment leads him to the heart of Sultan Saladin’s camp—and into battle against the barbaric and unholy invaders.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird is the author of Jake's Tower, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal; Kiss the Dust, winner of the Children’s Book Award; and A Little Piece of Ground.

Praise for Crusade…

"Expertly researched, vividly told."  —Publishing News

"As notable in its way as James D. Forman's historical novels of the late '60s and '70s, A Little Piece of Ground deserves serious attention and discussion."  —School Library Journal on A Little Piece of Ground

Product Details ISBN-10: 0330456997
ISBN-13: 9780330456999
Published: Macmillan UK, 11/01/2010
Pages: 400
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 9
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 4th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade