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publisher: Dundurn
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The Minstrel Boy

by Sharon Stewart

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historical, time travel, arthurian
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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
published: Oct 1999
ISBN:9780929141541
publisher: Dundurn
imprint: Napoleon and Co
Description

Winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice: Best Books for Kids & Teens
David Baird, a talented young rock musician, accompanies his estranged father to Wales. Fleeing after a quarrel, David has a bizarre motorcycle accident which hurls him back in time to medieval Prydein. A variation on the Arthurian legend, The Minstrel Boy introduces us to Merlin as a stern music teacher who takes David under his wing and a young King Arthur who becomes his friend. David eventually wins the respect of the town with his strange but beautiful songs, becoming a popular minstrel boy and quickly settling into the rhythm of this ancient society. Amidst a whirlwind of conflict and romance, David discovers a new path for his music, the source of his troubled dreams, and the heart he never knew he had.

Contributor Notes

Sharon Stewart is one of Canada's best-loved young adult novelists, author of The Dark Tower and Banished from our Home. She lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 15
Grade:
7 to 10
Reading age:
12 to 15
Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Choice: Best Books for Kids & Teens

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