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The story follows the adventures of Geoffrey and Alys de Villacours, who in 1212 set out on a great crusade of children, bent on making their way to the Holy Land to free Jerusalem. The marching clolumn of children got as far as Marseilles on their own, but were then tricked onto the ships of unscupulous traders who sold them into slavery. Geoffrey and Alys were separatedThe story follows the adventures of Geoffrey and Alys de Villacours, who in 1212 set out on a great crusade of children, bent on making their way to the Holy Land to free Jerusalem. The marching clolumn of children got as far as Marseilles on their own, but were then tricked onto the ships of unscupulous traders who sold them into slavery. Geoffrey and Alys were separated on that voyage, but both became the slaves of the Governor of Egypt. The Children's Crusade really happened, and this is a wonderful introduction to the history of the period....

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ISBN : 7737857
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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the children s crusade Reviews

  • Richard Larkman
    2018-12-11 04:41

    Good, if extremely middle class, story.

  • Matilda Rose
    2018-12-09 02:38

    Alys and Geoffrey of Beauregard join the shepherd-boy Stephen on a children's crusade to free the city of Jerusalem. At Marseilles, some merchants promise to take the children there, but instead, Alys and Geoffrey are separated and sold as slaves to the Governor of Egypt.Whilst working for their master, they met each other and plan to escape. Brother Gerard, one of their father's priests, finds them. He says he's been looking for them ever since they left, and that he has ships waiting by the coast to take them back to France.

  • Amy Wolf
    2018-12-06 05:26

    A fascinating volume on the history of the Children's Crusade. In actuality, there were TWO: one led out of France, and one from Germany. All of the zealotry ends very sadly: once the French group reaches Marseilles, they are imprisoned & sold as slaves by unscrupulous traders; the German group mainly dies while trying to cross the Alps. An interesting footnote: the Pope at the time was OPPOSSED to this movement. All-in-all, a very tragic tale which started off with hope & religious idealism.

  • Frankie Rufolo
    2018-12-03 21:30

    As a fictional retelling of a surprisingly little-known historical event, this book has almost biblical size. It tells a great story, but at the same time there's that historical grit and realism. It shocked me, yet inspired me at the same time. The characters are well developed, the description was pretty good, as were the illustrations and even the action sequences were pretty exciting.

  • Ben Chenoweth
    2018-11-11 04:45

    OK story for teens, lots of action, could have been filled out into a book twice its length.