The Book of Boy

Title

The Book of Boy

Illustrator

Ian Schoenherr

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780062686206

Pages

288 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In 1350, a boy with a large hump on his back becomes the servant of a shadowy pilgrim on his way to Rome, who pulls the boy into a dangerous expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

HL600L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical Disability; people with disabilities; hump on back

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Undetermined

Family Formation

orphan

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2018 Fiction Middle Grade
Choices, 2019 Children's Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2017
Notable Children's Books, 2019 Middle Readers
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2018 Middle Grade
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade(Speculative Fiction)
John Newbery Medal, 2019, Honor, Children's Literature

Keywords

pilgrims; pilgrimages; voyages and travels; angels and demons; historical; adventures; relics; self-acceptance; slavery

Diversity Impact

direct

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