The Road to Damietta

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Random House Publishing Group, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Newbery and Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winning author, Scott O'Dell retells the transformation of a high-spirited young man into Saint Francis of Assisi--as seen through the eyes of the girl who loved him with all her heart--Ricca di Montanaro. This Juniper edition is set in thirteenth-century Italy.

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I read this book many years ago as an adolescent and through the years carried a strange, bittersweet recollection of the story. Now that my daughter is nearing on that stage in her life, I thought I ... Read full review


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Scott O Dell (1898 1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.

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