The Inquisitor’s Tale


…Won a Newbery honor while I was reading it!

I loved the story of three unlikely friends going on a quest to save copies of the Talmud, and I loved the way the author imagined what the “rest of the world” really thought in a time of religious persecution.

The method of telling–sort of a middle grade Canterbury Tales– was enchanting, as were the historical notes at the end and all the “meta” moments about storytelling in between.



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