Crusade (Paperback)

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Two boys, two faiths, one unholy wartwo 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 Acreuntil 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 campand into battle against the barbaric and unholy invaders.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird was born in New Zealand but has lived in England since early childhood. She has written many children's books and has won several awards. Her critically praised "Red Sky in the Morning" was "Highly Commended" for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Her previous novel for Barron's, "Jake's Tower, " was published in 2002. She and her husband live in Surrey, England.

Praise For…

"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: 9780330456999
ISBN-10: 0330456997
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
Publication Date: July 9th, 2010
Pages: 389
Language: English