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Adam of the Road

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Author(s):Elizabeth Janet Gray
Illustrator(s):Robert Lawson
Publisher(s): Adam and Charles Black
Year Published: 1943
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Adventure
Boys Growing Up
British
Families
Fiction - novel
Historical Fiction – Renaissance
Play
Running away Home
Age Range: Ages 7-9: Short Chapter Books
Pages: 174
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
OCLC: 3346615
Award(s): Junior Literary Guild (1942)
Newbery Medal (1943)

Description

Adam of the Road is a novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Gray won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in 1943 for this the book. Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spaniel and minstrel father, Adam embarks on a series of escapades throughout medieval England. Readers are given an accurate portrayal of medieval culture and society. The book is illustrated by Robert Lawson. This is the first British edition. The type was reset, reducing the page count considerably. The prefatory poem is missing.

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Other Editions

1942
(The Viking Press)
1949
(Adam and Charles Black)

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