(The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Free download The Book of Boy Boy has always been relegated to the outskirts of his small village With a large hump on his back a mysterious past and a tendency to talk to animals he is often mocked and abused by the other kids in his town Until the arrival of a shadowy pilgrim named Secondus Impressed with Boy’s climbing and jumping abilities Secondus engages Boy as his servant pulling him into an. When you think about it many authors of children must have something they re afraid to write Some book or idea or concept that tempts them but that they wouldn t touch with a ten foot pole Religion is probably right up there on some people s lists regardless of the denomination Is there a way to incorporate it seamlessly into a fantasy novel retaining the parts you want eschewing the rest Is it wise to include at all What constitutes religious writing at all It s rare that a book written for kids between the ages of nine to twelve makes me raise such uestions at all but I think a lot of us would agree that The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock isn t just any old book A skillful amalgamation of fantasy religion and just a hint of philosophy Murdock eschews the old good vs evil narrative for something perhaps interesting Truth vs DelusionEveryone calls him Boy and he likes it that way His is a simple life of tending the goats for the manor in the year 1350 He may be a hunchback and have to deal with the cruelty of kids his age but life isn t so bad That is until a stranger comes to call Ostensibly a pilgrim the man calls himself Secundus He is in dire need of a boy to help him carry his mysterious pack That and some other odd jobs let s say Boy doesn t want to go at first but as he learns about Secundus s uest he begins to hope against hope You see Secundus seeks the relics of St Peter so as to save his soul Boy on the other hand wants his hump to go away Could St Peter help him with that Or is there to Boy than even he is willing to admitGenerally speaking Murdock has remained pretty suarely in the camp of the young adult novelist Nothing wrong with that of course It s just meant that I haven t been able to read as many of her books as I d like I remember enjoying Princess Ben some years ago of course In this book for younger readers she scales back her text Which by extension means reigning in character exposition as well With the very first chapter we need to not only meet Boy but also love him We also meet Secundus and like Boy we don t know what to make of him The chapter itself is no longer than seven pages How do you establish character in so short an amount of time In the case of Boy Murdock opts to show us his kindness and joy He loves his life as you can clearly see just as much as he loves his goats Secundus is introduced as insulting and brash in the first chapter but in the second he defends Boy from a bully Even then you don t know what to make of him Excellent fodder for a story don t you thinkWe live in times when people create fantasy novels for children exceeding three hundred four hundred sometimes even five hundred pages or All this to bring them stories they haven t heard a hundred times before It s given me a taste for brevity if nothing else My husband has a phrase he likes to use when he sees a film that s under two hours handsome Well in every sense of the word The Book of Boy is a handsome novel Weighing in at 278 pages the book could easily have been little than one hundred if it had been printed a different way No expense has been spared in its production The pages are thick and beveled The original artist assigned to it was exchanged for Ian Schoenherr a man capable of replicating a very specific woodblock style It s a class act from start to finish but even than that it s a book that knows how to distill an adventure down to its most singular elements There s not a word a thought or a concept out of placeIf kids complain about anything with this book though it ll probably concern how little additional information we receive about Boy throughout the text Just as a warning I m going to spill the beans on the big reveal in this book so if you re spoiler averse I d advise you to skip on down to the next paragraph All set Okay So as I mentioned earlier putting a big dollop of religion in your middle grade fantasy is by no means unheard of it s just tricky to pull off Adam Gidwitz gave it a good shot in The Inuisitor s Tale and received a Newbery Honor for his troubles Murdock is traipsing along similar lines but where Gidwitz is louacious she s circumspect Where he s effusive she s restrained Both books involve angels but where Gidwitz s is all knowing Murdock s could not be less well informed about well anything We don t really learn anything about him that he himself didn t already know Where he came from why he s here and what he s supposed to do these are all left to the reader s interpretation Murdock s giving you the dots but you re going to have to connect them yourself Nothing is done for the reader here I can only speak for myself but the real lure of this book might not be the characters the mysteries the setting or even the mysterious relics The book has something a little difficult to pin down and even harder to attain It s a sheer pleasure to read I mean it The chapters whiz on by daring you to put the book down for even one iota of a second Somehow Murdock has managed to write something simultaneously archaic in form and incredibly enticing to the modern eye And it really doesn t matter if the Christianity here gels with your own religious beliefs or strikes you as 100% foreign Boy is the kind of character you can t help but love You want to go with him on this journey and to the point you want him to see it to its end If Boy is the living embodiment of kindness and joy I can think of no better guide for young readers to encounter We have a lot of dark depressing necessary books out there Once just once let s enjoy the one unafraid to let a little light and laughter inFor ages 9 12 The Fellowship of the Ring past and a tendency to talk to animals he is often mocked and abused by the other kids in his town Until the arrival of a shadowy Relativism pilgrim named Secondus Impressed with Boy’s climbing and jumping abilities Secondus engages Boy as his servant A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb pulling him into an. 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meet Secundus and like Boy we don t know what to make of him The chapter itself is no longer than seven Wheels of a Soul Reincarnation and Kabbalah pages How do you establish character in so short an amount of time In the case of Boy Murdock opts to show us his kindness and joy He loves his life as you can clearly see just as much as he loves his goats Secundus is introduced as insulting and brash in the first chapter but in the second he defends Boy from a bully Even then you don t know what to make of him Excellent fodder for a story don t you thinkWe live in times when McCartney Yesterday and Today people create fantasy novels for children exceeding three hundred four hundred sometimes even five hundred Hex Hall pages or All this to bring them stories they haven t heard a hundred times before It s given me a taste for brevity if nothing else My husband has a Designing Love phrase he likes to use when he sees a film that s under two hours handsome Well in every sense of the word The 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Tale and received a Newbery Honor for his troubles Murdock is traipsing along similar lines but where Gidwitz is louacious she s circumspect Where he s effusive she s restrained Both books involve angels but where Gidwitz s is all knowing Murdock s could not be less well informed about well anything We don t really learn anything about him that he himself didn t already know Where he came from why he s here and what he s supposed to do these are all left to the reader s interpretation Murdock s giving you the dots but you re going to have to connect them yourself Nothing is done for the reader here I can only speak for myself but the real lure of this book might not be the characters the mysteries the setting or even the mysterious relics The book has something a little difficult to Halloween Customs Recipes Spells pin down and even harder to attain It s a sheer Beneath A Mountain Moon pleasure to read I mean it The chapters whiz on by daring you to Listening to Britain put the book down for even one iota of a second Somehow Murdock has managed to write something simultaneously archaic in form and incredibly enticing to the modern eye And it really doesn t matter if the Christianity here gels with your own religious beliefs or strikes you as 100% foreign Boy is the kind of character you can t help but love You want to go with him on this journey and to the Teen Witch Wicca for a New Generation point you want him to see it to its end If Boy is the living embodiment of kindness and joy I can think of no better guide for young readers to encounter We have a lot of dark depressing necessary books out there Once just once let s enjoy the one unafraid to let a little light and laughter inFor ages 9 12

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Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Free download The Book of Boy Ry and daring stars a terrific cast of secondary characters and features an unlikely multigenerational friendship at its heart Memorable and haunting Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s epic medieval adventure is just right for readers of Sara Pennypacker’s Pax Adam Gidwitz’s The Inuisitor’s Tale and Pam Muñoz Ryan’s EchoFeatures a map and black and white art throughou. I read this book out loud to my 9 11 year old sons It was difficult to read out loud and conseuently was a slow start We were never uite sure if the book was historical or fantasy and that was a difficult too Plus we are a Christian family so the doctrine was difficult to sort out what was real and not That said my 11 year old loved the whole story My 9 year old said it was good because of the end WE LOVED THE END It was heartwarming and beautiful with a clear positive message The Great Anglo-Boer War positive message

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Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Free download The Book of Boy Expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter Boy uickly realizes this journey is not an innocent one They are stealing the relics and gaining dangerous enemies in the process But Boy is determined to see this pilgrimage through until the end for what if St Peter can make Boy’s hump go awayThis compelling action packed tale is full of brave. I am lucky enough to count Jen Adams author of the amazing Babylit board books and the Edgar the Raven books as a good friend Jen and I also have very similar tastes in books so when she recommends something I listen So when she told me not once but several times about The Book of Boy I definitely paid attention Also I was intrigued by the fact that she was rather cagey about it only saying that it s about a boy in the Middle Ages and then trailing off Now I know why And I will also be cagey about it because you absolutely have to read this book and saying ANYTHING else will spoil the wonderful surprises


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    (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download When you think about it many authors of children must have something they’re afraid to write Some book or idea or concept that tempts them but that they wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole Religion is probably right up there on some people

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    Free download The Book of Boy Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download DNF at page 78Uniue because it’s unconventional but it’s difficult to fathom a middle grader taking an interest in this stuffy and uneventful medieval narrative

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    Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock The Book of Boy is an uncomplicated tale about a pilgrim Secundus and a hunchbacked boy Boy going on a uest to collect seven relics of Saint Peter in early fourteenth century France and Italy Relics have no special hold on my imagination but I am currently obsessed with the medieval period so I jumped at a chance to read this one Seeing comparisons to The Inuisitor’s Tale which now seem very much unmerited p

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    Free download The Book of Boy Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock I am lucky enough to count Jen Adams author of the amazing Babylit board books and the Edgar the Raven books as a good friend Jen and I also have very similar tastes in books so when she recommends something I listen So wh

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    Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock Like others I think Gidwitz’s The Inuisitor’s Tale is the obvious point of comparison This book is much better written often beautiful but

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    (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock “The key to hell picks all locks” This book was the group read for this year's Middle Grade March readathon and honestly even though I didn't particularly like it I am glad it was This book is so much different than any

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    (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock Think Gidwitz's The Inuisitor's Tale and Whalen Turner's The Thief Medieval setting Mission Impossible like uest for religious relics and a few fun plot twists Fun and original

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    Free download The Book of Boy Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download I got a head start on this year's Middle Grade March Group Read pick I've not read many books set in the middle ages and I've certainly never read a children's book set in the middle ages This book was definitely in the adventure genre Readers follow Boy the main character and the uest he is forced to go on with an older man until he can return home His adventure ends up being the highlight of his short life There is a magical e

  9. says: Free download The Book of Boy (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download

    Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Summary è E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Catherine Gilbert Murdock Free download The Book of Boy I read this book out loud to my 9 11 year old sons It was difficult to read out loud and conseuently was a slow start We were never uite sure if the book was historical or fantasy and that was a difficult too Plus we are a Christian family so the doctrine was difficult to sort out what was real and not That said my 11 year old loved the wh

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    Free download The Book of Boy (The Book of Boy) [PDF/EBOOK] á Catherine Gilbert Murdock Catherine Gilbert Murdock ✓ 9 Free download Loved the tale Many reviews are comparing this to the Inuisitor’s Tale I did not like The Inuisitor’s Tale That story bored me I liked this story much The book reminded me of Avi’s Crispin I really liked the relationship build up of Secundus and Boy In the end the needed each other

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  • The Book of Boy
  • Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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  • 22 October 2020
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