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The Player King

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Parents' Choice Recommended

From Newbery Award - winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England.

England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford - until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England!

With the aid of the deceitful Earl of Lincoln, Brother Simonds sets out to teach the boy how to become the rightful English king. Lambert has everything to gain and nothing to lose, or so he thinks. Yet in this dangerous battle for the throne, Lambert is not prepared for what's to come - or for what it really means to play at being a king.

Genre: Children's Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Player King (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-4328-4190-4 / 978-1-4328-4190-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Player King
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 1-4814-3768-2 / 978-1-4814-3768-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Player King
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Player King
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Player King
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA