The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo audiobook

The Beatryce Prophecy

By Kate DiCamillo
Read by Finty Williams

Listening Library 9781536213614

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 10/26/2021

    ISBN: 9780593506103

  • Available on 10/26/2021

    ISBN: 9780593506103

Runtime: 4.33 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A People Magazine Pick of Fall's Best Books

A BookPage Top Pick of the Month

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.

We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home.

In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all—for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why.

And so it is that a girl with a head full of stories—powerful tales-within-the-tale of queens and kings, mermaids and wolves—ventures into a dark wood in search of the castle of one who wishes her dead. But Beatryce knows that, should she lose her way, those who love her—a wild-eyed monk, a man who had once been king, a boy with a terrible sword, and a goat with a head as hard as stone—will never give up searching for her, and to know this is to know everything.

With its timeless themes, unforgettable cast, and magical medieval setting, Kate DiCamillo’s lyrical tale, paired with resonant black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall, is a true collaboration between masters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[The Beatryce Prophecy] is about the power of friendship, love, and story, and though it is dark at times, it glows with hope.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Weaves a beautiful tapestry of true friends, a feisty goat, and a road to a castle where destiny will unfold.” Horn Book (starred review)
“A gently feminist tale where stories carry the same power as magic and are, perhaps, one and the same.” Booklist (starred review)
“The story is told in language as clear and beautiful as an illuminated manuscript, with characters who spring instantly to life.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A gentle and wondrous tale that celebrates knowledge, kindness, and the boundless power of the imagination.” Foreword (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kate DiCamillo

Author Bio: Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is an American author of children’s fiction and twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Several of her books made the New York Times bestsellers list. Her debut novel, the award-winning Because of Winn-Dixie, was made into a major motion picture, and her book The Tiger Rising was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014 to 2015, appointed by the Library of Congress.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.33
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English