The Road to Damietta
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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