Adam of the Road Author:Elizabeth Janet Gray "Elizabeth Gray has re-created, with superb effect, a period of English history glowing with life and color...this absorbing story will take its place among the finest historical stories for children." --Horn Book — Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel through the open roads of thirteenth-century England with his father, a wandering minstrel, a... more »nd his red spaniel, Nick. But when his father suddenly disappears and Nick is stolen, Adam finds himself alone searching these same roads filled with rich merchants, pilgrims with cockleshells upon their hats, farming folk driving pigs to the fair, minstrels and priests, saints and thieves--and somewhere in the crowd, his father and his dog.« less
Oh, this takes me back to Jr. High days! The story of a young boy separated from his juggler father and the ensuing search for family and daily protection and food, were and introduction to life in the Middle Ages. It was a delight to read 60 years ago.
Fantastic story of a boy & his adventures set in the Middle Ages. My girls loved it as a read-aloud, & I'm sure boys would like it even better. It's one of my family's all time favorite read-aloud books!