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Adam of the Road


Author(s):Elizabeth Janet Gray
Illustrator(s):Robert Lawson
Publisher(s): The Viking Press
Year Published: 1942
Type: Hardcover
Genre: British
Historical Fiction – Renaissance
Age Range: Ages 7-9: Short Chapter Books
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
ISBN-10: 0670104353
ISBN-13: 9780140324648
LCCN: 42010681
OCLC: 732688632
Award(s): Junior Literary Guild (1942)
Newbery Medal (1943)


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 book is the Main Edition.