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The Inquisitor's Tale

(2016)
Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
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Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
A 2017 Newbery Honor Book

Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award

An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout!

The Inquisitor's Tale is one of the most celebrated children's books of the year! New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Editor's Choice A New York Times Notable Children's Book A People Magazine Kid Pick A Washington Post Best Children's Book A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book A Booklist Best Book A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book A School Library Journal Best Book An ALA Notable Children's Book

"A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller." - Matt de la Pena, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author

"What Gidwitz accomplishes here is staggering." - New York Times Book Review

Includes a detailed historical note and bibliography

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 escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, 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 from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.

Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam's trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor's Tale is bold storytelling that's richly researched and adventure-packed.

Genre: Children's Fiction    

Praise for this book

"A profound and ambitious tour de force. Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller." - Matt de la Peña


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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children And Their Holy Dog (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
ISBN: 0-606-40873-8 / 978-0-606-40873-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
ISBN: 0-525-42616-7 / 978-0-525-42616-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
ISBN: 0-14-242737-3 / 978-0-14-242737-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
ISBN: 0-7352-8736-8 / 978-0-7352-8736-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Author(s): Adam Gidwitz
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
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