[Ebook] ➥ Adam of the Road By Elizabeth Gray Vining – Survivingtheholocaust.us

Adam of the RoadA Newbery Medal WinnerAwarded The John Newbery Medal As The Most Distinguished Contribution To American Literature For Children In The Year Of Its Publication 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 And It S Home To A Minstrel, Even Though He May Happen To Be Sleeping In A Castle And Adam, Though Only Eleven, Was To Remember His Father S Words When His Beloved Dog, Nick, Was Stolen And Roger Had Disappeared And He Found Himself Traveling Alone Along These Same Great Roads, Searching The Fairs And Market Towns For His Father And His Dog.Here Is A Story Of Thirteenth Century England, So Absorbing And Lively That For All Its Authenticity It Scarcely Seems Historical Although Crammed With Odd Facts And Lore About That Time When Longen Folke To Goon On Pilgrimages, Its Scraps Of Song And Hymn And Jongleur S Tale Of The Period Seem As Newminted And Fresh As The Day They Were Devised, And Adam Is A Real Boy Inside His Gay Striped Surcoat Engaging And Beautifully Written Children S Literature From The Trade Paperback Edition.

[Ebook] ➥ Adam of the Road By Elizabeth Gray Vining – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Adam of the Road
  • Elizabeth Gray Vining
  • English
  • 24 December 2018
  • 9780670104352

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➥ Adam of the Road By Elizabeth Gray Vining – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    I picked up Adam of the Road at a library sale several months ago for a dollar As a Newbery Award winner in 1943, it was one of those books that I remember seeing frequently during my childhood but had never read And it fits into one of the squares in my 2016 Classics Bingo card, so here we are Adam of the Road is the story of a couple of years in the life of a young boy who is a minstrel in training in England in the late 1200s Adam s father Roger is a quite successful minstrel who has left his eleven year old son at a monk s school for several months, while he went to a minstrel s school in France to learn romantic songs and tales to tell the lords and ladies Adam pines to leave the school and learn to be a minstrel like his father, so he s overjoyed when Roger picks him up and takes him and Adam s dog Nick, a beautiful red spaniel that Adam loves with all his heart on Roger s journey with Sir Edmund, who employs him.It s an enjoyable life for a young boy, and Roger is ...


  2. says:

    I was so surprised by this book I wasn t planning on liking it so much Adam is such a sweet, likable boy you can t help rooting for him throughout the whole book as he tries to find his father And the adventures he goes through along the way will keep you wondering how it will end.Cleanliness Children s Bad WordsName Calling 3 Incidents cocky, ninny, milk sopsReligious Profanity 7 Incidents my faith, by Saint Simon, by Saint HughViolence NoneRomance Related 6 Incidents She looked, Adam thought, too beautiful and high born for words, standing there in her scarlet gown Adam s heart softened and spread like butter in the sun Now that was the kind of girl he liked A man likes a woman and says, She has the sunset in her hair and blue veins at her wrist, in a dreamy voice A man writes long poems to a lady which he keeps under his bed A boy is scared a women might strip him of his wet clothes right there in the crowded kitchen she doesn t The word breast is used not sexuallyAttitudes Disobedience 4 Incidents Adam soon got Perkin into trouble, Perkin hadn t minded He was rather pleased, after having been so very good and serious for so long It is discovered that a boy stole the food everyone is eating and the townspeople are after them There is a girl that is mean to Adam He doesn...


  3. says:

    I loved this book Yes, it started out slow and I didn t understand why Adam called his father Roger but otherwise a very nice book Adam does some growing up and learns about the world The author really did her research on the details I feel that I have really learned somethings about Engl...


  4. says:

    A classic that I also read back in 3rd grade All I really remembered was the excellent feel of the book, which makes sense now because that is the main takeaway The plot is take it or leave it, and there are several characters who you would have liked the author to develop , thus why it gets 4 stars But for its portrayal of Medieval England it gets a high rank For example, she works in details such as there was only one coin minted in England at the time, how it was fashionable to swear by one s saint at that time, to portray the mixture of dialects and languages present in England at the time, etc Now, I am no Medievalist, but it seems to be that Gray does an admirable job, especially given that she was a librar...


  5. says:

    I read this because Katie s on a Newbery kick Although here it says first published in 1973, it was actually from 1942, and it reads as such, but it s a nice little medieval story anyway I found interesting the way Gray describes friendships between males for instance, there s an innocence in the way Adam just earne...


  6. says:

    A pleasure to read aloud This is the kind of excellent writing that engages children including my first grader without any gimmicks or shortcuts Highly recommend.


  7. says:

    that moment when you realized you rated the entirely wrong edition


  8. says:

    The story of a dog and his boyset in medieval England This is a charming little book, if slow moving Adam is the son of Roger the Minstrel While accompanying his father around England, his dog Nick is stolen He sets off in search of his dog, is separated from his father, and has an episodic series of adventures In the Newbery Project, there have been some really horrible...


  9. says:

    Fun coming of age story placed Medieval England It gives a good picture of what life was like then and not just for Adam, but for all the other people you meet along the way At times the story and conflict seemed a bit slow And then the conclusion ca...


  10. says:

    My son rated this Too much walking

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