search for books and compare prices
cover image
Adam of the Road
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback | Cassette/Spoken Word | Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Live Oak Media
Publication date June 1, 1980
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670104376
ISBN-10 067010437X
Dimensions 0.75 by 2.75 by 4.25 in.
Weight 0.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $9.95
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A Newbery Medal Winner

Awarded the John Newbery Medal as "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" in the year of its publication. "A road's a kind of holy thing," said Roger the Minstrel to his son, Adam. "That's why it's a good work to keep a road in repair, like giving alms to the poor or tending the sick. It's open to the sun and wind and rain. It brings all kinds of people and all parts of England together. And it's home to a minstrel, even though he may happen to be sleeping in a castle." And Adam, though only eleven, was to remember his father's words when his beloved dog, Nick, was stolen and Roger had disappeared and he found himself traveling alone along these same great roads, searching the fairs and market towns for his father and his dog.

Here is a story of thirteenth-century England, so absorbing and lively that for all its authenticity it scarcely seems "historical." Although crammed with odd facts and lore about that time when "longen folke to goon on pilgrimages," its scraps of song and hymn and jongleur's tale of the period seem as newminted and fresh as the day they were devised, and Adam is a real boy inside his gay striped surcoat.


"Engaging and beautifully written."—Children's Literature




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140324648 Book cover for 9780142406595
 
With Robert Lawson (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Puffin (October 5, 2006)
9780142406595 | details & prices | 317 pages | 4.75 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.50 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Eleven-year-old Adam Quartermayne searches the English countryside for his minstrel father, and his dog Nick during the thirteenth-century.
With Elizabeth Janet Gray, Robert Lawson (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Puffin (October 1, 1987)
9780140324648 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Eleven-year-old Adam Quartermayne searches the English countryside for his minstrel father, and his dog Nick during the thirteenth-century
Cassette/Spoken Word
The price comparison is for this edition
With Elizabeth Janet Gray, Jerry Terheyden (other contributor) | from Live Oak Media (June 1, 1980)
9780670104376 | details & prices | 2.75 × 4.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.10 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417769643
 
With Robert Lawson (other contributor) | from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2006)
9781417769643 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Eleven-year-old Adam Quartermayne searches the English countryside for his minstrel father, and his dog Nick during the thirteenth-century.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.