Thorndike Press

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

  • Adam Gidwitz
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432876600
  • ISBN-13: 9781432876609
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 508 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released February 2020
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
A Booklist Best Book
A School Library Journal Best Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
A People Magazine Kid Pick
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to save precious and holy texts, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. Join William, an oblate on a mission; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions.

Age Range: 10-14 | Grade Level: 5-6 | Lexile Measure: 620L