Emelin Lambert is an eleven-year-old bratty orphan in medieval England. She has an incredible gift in illuminating manuscripts. She’s also quick-witted, mouthy, and nearly always in trouble.
One terrible day, her last relative is killed and Emelin ends up being in possession of a manuscript that actually belongs to Geoffrey Chaucer. She cannot stay in her home with the manuscript so she begins a grim wintery journey to what she hopes will be safety.
Along the way Emelin meets a boy named Wolf who rescues her from a violent thief. Together, Wolf and Emelin flee to Reading Abbey.
The journey makes Wolf deathly ill and Emelin learns that she cannot always depend on others. She will have to fight alone, so she battles the adult world, and she battles fear. She puts her gift to work with the hope that her skills might help her and Wolf survive.
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“A delightful read for both children and parents”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Sheridan
Beautifully written, this is delightful read for children and parents alike. I warmed to the lovable Emelin within a few pages, the story has pace without being rushed, the dramatic twists are compelling, and the text evokes the sights and smells of fourteenth-century England. This is a great little read.
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