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Candlewick Press (MA)

The Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy

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A 2021 People Magazine Best Books of Fall Winner!

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.

We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home.

In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all--for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why.

And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories--powerful tales-within-the-tale of queens and kings, mermaids and wolves--ventures into a dark wood in search of the castle of one who wishes her dead. But Beatryce knows that, should she lose her way, those who love her--a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword, and a goat with a head as hard as stone--will never give up searching for her, and to know this is to know everything. With its timeless themes, unforgettable cast, and magical medieval setting, Kate DiCamillo's lyrical tale, paired with resonant black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, is a true collaboration between masters.

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 09/28/2021
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.19lbs
Size: 8.60h x 6.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781536213614
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.4
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 513239 / Beatryce Prophecy


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 05/15/2021 pg. 56
Publishers Weekly 07/19/2021
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2021
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2021 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 92
Foreword 08/26/2021
School Library Journal 10/01/2021 pg. 82

About the Author
Kate DiCamillo is one of America's most revered storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis.

Sophie Blackall is the acclaimed illustrator of more than forty-five books for young readers and a two-time Caldecott Medalist. Born and raised in Australia, she now lives in Brooklyn.
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