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Published by Puffin .
Written in English


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Puffin Modern Classics

ContributionsRobert Lawson (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7360860M
ISBN 100142406597
ISBN 109780142406595
OCLC/WorldCa72436714

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Adam of the Road is a gentle adventure. It's an adventure because eleven-year-old Adam wanders alone through fields, forests, and cities, in freezing weather, without adequate food or clothing or money. It's gentle because despite the actual and potential dangers and hardships of Adam's journey, the story is never really scary or upsetting/5(73).   Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray in a Newbery Award winner for Here we meet Adam, a boy of 11 who is a minstrel’s son in the thirteenth century in England. When we meet Adam, he is staying at a monastery while awaiting his father, Roger, to pick him up after Roger travels to France for his job. "A road's a kind of holy thing," said Roger the Minstrel to his son, Adam. "That's why it's a good work to keep a road in repair, like giving alms to the poor or tending the sick. It's open to the sun and wind and rain. It brings all kinds of people and all parts of England together. Librarian and children’s book author Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining published her Newbery Medal-winning novel, Adam of the Road, in Illustrated by Robert Lawson, the only person to have ever won both a Newbery Award and a Caldecott Medal (for Rabbit Hill and They Were Strong and Good, respectively), the novel follows the travels of a preteen boy in thirteenth-century England.

Adam of the Road By Elizabeth Janet Gray Synopsis “I want to go with you,” Adam tells his father. But the roads of early England were home to bands of thieves and robber knights – not just to minstrels like Adam and his father. Before their journey had hardly begun, Adam’s beloved dog, Nick, is stolen and his father disappears.   Adam of the road by Vining, Elizabeth Gray, ; Lawson, Robert, , ill. Publication date Topics Minstrels, Middle Ages, Minstrels, Middle Ages Publisher Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by paul nguyen on Pages:   I felt a little like that reading Adam of the Road, a classic Newberry winner from Adam Quartermayne, an eleven-year-old son of a minstrel, loses his dog. Then in the course of searching, he loses his father. Father and son search all over 13th-century England for one another. Winner of the Newbery Medal, this medieval-story has captured the imaginations of generations of readers. Adam is 11 years old and son of Roger the Minstrel. When his father disappears and his beloved dog is stolen, Adam searches the roads, fairs, and market towns of Brand: Penguin Random House.

Adam, a loves to travel with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. They travel together through 13th-century England until one day, Adam's father and dog disappear. He searches far and wide, meeting interesting people along the way, but fears he will never seem them again. Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for. "Adam of the Road" is daunting, no question. Kids who have no difficulties lugging huge Harry Potter sized tomes might quaver a little at the page density of this Newbery winner. If they go so far as to actually begin to read the book, however, they might be pleasantly surprised to find it not only readable, but enjoyable to boot/5(50).   Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout thirteenthcentury England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds himself alone. He searches the same roads he traveled with his father, meeting various people along the way/5(33). Publisher Summary Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout thirteenthcentury England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds himself alone. He searches the same roads he traveled with his father, meeting various people along the : Elizabeth Janet Gray.