The Badger Knight

The Badger Knight
National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine presents unique novel about a sickly boy's epic journey through England and Scotland at the height of Medieval times. Adrian is small for his age, even for a twelve year old. It doesn't help that he's an albino, which makes those he meets wonder if he's an angel or a devil. His father is a bowyer, and all Adrian wants to do is become apprenticed and go off to…

Katheryn Erskine’s book, The Badger Knight is definetely and adventure story. Set in the Middle Ages amidst the fighting between England and Scotland. The quest of young Adrian of Ashcroft was filled with descriptions of Midieval life, the good and the bad, mostly the bad. This story should serve as a lesson (albeit an intertaining one) for younger readers to know more about the lives of people who lived in 1346. Adrian wanted to make use of his archery skills by getting into the battle for England. On his journey he learned a great deal about himself, as well as others in his life, and that we’re all different people, but we are just that, all people sharing many, many aspects of our lives.
The story is filled with trials and tribulations that Adrian must conquer. I think young readers will enjoy being pulled into Adrian’s life and will come out better for it.

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