A fictional account of the Children s Crusade in the 13th Century
A charismatic religious leader has come to the village. Stefan has convinced Gabriel that only children will be able to liberate the Holy Land from the Infidel.Together they raise an army and make the arduous journey over the Alps to the Mediterranean. Stefan s promise that the ocean will part before them urging them on. But power of Stefan s promises dim as they suffer misadventures again and again. Gabriel must face his doubts and the questions that plague him. Who is Stefan? Is he really a holy prophet? Or has he doomed them all? And can they survive on faith alone?
Beautifully written in a lyrical style
CBCA Honour Book (Older Readers)
Highly Commended, Prime Minister’s Literary Award