The Badger Knight

CD - unabridged
Kit (8 discs)
Product Number: 3E0308
Released: Oct 23, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490643861
Narrator/s: Graham Halstead
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National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine presents a unique novel about a sickly boy's epic journey through England and Scotland at the height of Medieval times. Adrian is small for his age, even for an almost thirteen year old. It doesn't help that he has albinism, which makes those he meets wonder if he's an angel or a devil. His father is a bowyer, and all Adrian wants to do is become apprenticed and go off to war as an archer. But that's not what his father wants for him. Since Adrian can write, his father wants him to be a scribe. That's just about the last thing Adrian wants. When the Scots invade England and Adrian's best friend Hugh runs off to find his father and fight in battles, Adrian soon follows, intent on finding Hugh and joining him in glorious warfare against the pagans invading England from the north. When Adrian finds Hugh, who is caring for a wounded Scotsman, he's horrified that Hugh would aid an enemy. But soon, as Adrian gets to know Donald, he begins to question what he's been taught about the enemy and the nature of war. In this epic journey an afflicted boy finds an inner strength he never knew belonged to him.

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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Graham Halstead
Product Number C03377
Released: Sep 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490632278
eAudio
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Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Graham Halstead
Product Number Z08869
Released: Aug 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490632285
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Graham Halstead
Product Number 3G0675
Released: Oct 22, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490640617
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Class Set
Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Narrator(s): Graham Halstead
Product Number 3M0628
Released: Aug 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490644127
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Product Number 4T0747
Released: Oct 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490672366
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Kathryn Erskine
Product Number 160673
Released: Aug 26, 2014
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ISBN: #9780545464420

Professional reviews

"In this adventure tale of medieval England, 12-year-old Adrian Black is eager to prove his worth as an archer in the wars against the ÒpaganÓ Scots, even though his father has forbidden his participation. In spite of physical limitations, Adrian is resourceful and nimble as his journey unfolds. Narrator Graham Halstead embraces the ever-changing scenes and characters. As Adrian, he portrays moments of childlike defiance as Adrian confronts his father, heartache as he loses track of his comrade, Hugh, agonizing resignation as he experiences what war does to men, and wisdom as he plans for his future. Be it village field or alehouse, priory or battlefield, Halstead provides added authenticity with a gentle British accent and a Scottish brogue. A glossary of terms completes the production. A.R. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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