Fernando el Temerario

Jose Luis Velasco, Author Combel Ediciones Editorial Esin, S.A. $9.95 (160p) ISBN 978-84-8343-032-3
Grade 6-9-In 12th-century Spain, nine-year old Fernando desperately follows his father into a battle against the Moors, and reaches him just in time to hold him during his final moments. One of King Alfonso VIII's knights witnesses the tragedy and decides to take the boy under his wing. As a result, rather than being left to wander the countryside alone, Fernando rapidly becomes one of the most important pages in the King's court. After a cold welcome by some of the castle's servants, he is provided with fine clothes, food, a comfortable room, and a tutor. He participates in a number of activities in support of the King, and even travels to Rome to meet with the Pope. Fernando also sets his eyes on In\xE9s, a noble girl, but when he returns from his travels he finds that she has been betrothed to don Nu\xF1o de Trevi\xF1o, a wicked old man who had once plotted against the King. Fernando is not surprised; after all, how could he, a poor peasant boy, expect to marry a noble? A fascinating tale of hope, frustration, adventure, and young love, this beautifully constructed novel is filled with vivid descriptions written in the old Spanish style. Strongly recommended for all bookstores and library collections. Reviewed by Paul M. Kienlen, Walzem Elementary School, San Antonio, TX Cr\xEDticas, 10/15/08
Reviewed on: 11/03/2008
Release date: 11/01/2008
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.