The book of Boy

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A Newbery Honor Book * Booklist Editors' Choice * BookPage Best Books * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction * Horn Book Fanfare * Kirkus Reviews Best Books * Publishers Weekly Best Books * Wall Street Journal Best of the Year * An ALA Notable Book

A young outcast is swept up into a thrilling and perilous medieval treasure hunt in this award-winning literary page-turner by acclaimed bestselling author Catherine Gilbert Murdock. The Book of Boy was awarded a Newbery Honor. "A treat from start to finish."--Wall Street Journal

Boy has always been relegated to the outskirts of his small village. With a hump on his back, a mysterious past, and a tendency to talk to animals, he is often mocked by others in his town--until the arrival of a shadowy pilgrim named Secondus. Impressed with Boy's climbing and jumping abilities, Secondus engages Boy as his servant, pulling him into an action-packed and suspenseful expedition across Europe to gather seven precious relics of Saint Peter.

Boy quickly realizes this journey is not an innocent one. They are stealing the relics and accumulating dangerous enemies in the process. But Boy is determined to see this pilgrimage through until the end--for what if St. Peter has the power to make him the same as the other boys?

This epic and engrossing quest story by Newbery Honor author Catherine Gilbert Murdock is for fans of Adam Gidwitz's The Inquisitor's Tale and Grace Lin's Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and for readers of all ages. Features a map and black-and-white art by Ian Schoenherr throughout.

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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction, Adventure stories, Children's audiobooks, Historical fiction, Kyphosis -- Patients -- Juvenile fiction, Middle Ages -- Fiction, Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction, People with disabilities -- Fiction, People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction, Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Fiction, Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Juvenile fiction, Relics -- Fiction, Relics -- Juvenile fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The book of Boy
title_full The Book of Boy, The book of Boy / Catherine Gilbert Murdock ; illustrations by Ian Schoenherr, The book of Boy [sound recording] / Catherine Gilbert Murdock
title_short The book of Boy
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Kyphosis, Middle Ages, Patients, People with disabilities, Pilgrims and pilgrimages, Relics, Voyages and travels