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1212: Year of the Journey

Year of the Journey In a world where thousands are dying over matters of religion where do you go What do you believe Who do you put your own faith in These questions so relevant to growing up in are also questio

  • Title: 1212: Year of the Journey
  • Author: KathleenMcDonnell
  • ISBN: 9781897187111
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a world where thousands are dying over matters of religion, where do you go What do you believe Who do you put your own faith in These questions, so relevant to growing up in 2006, are also questions faced by young people hundreds of years ago as they saw their cities and towns destroyed by the Christian Crusades Based on a true story of a peaceful crusade in 1212 lIn a world where thousands are dying over matters of religion, where do you go What do you believe Who do you put your own faith in These questions, so relevant to growing up in 2006, are also questions faced by young people hundreds of years ago as they saw their cities and towns destroyed by the Christian Crusades Based on a true story of a peaceful crusade in 1212 led by children of different faiths, this book traces the lives of three characters as they try to find answers to these persistent questions.

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    1. KathleenMcDonnell

      I was born in the U.S and have lived in Canada most of my adult life My writing cuts across many genres fiction, plays, non fiction, young adult, you name it Visit my website to find out about my books and plays, and for info on my fantasy adventure trilogy The Notherland Journeys, about a teenage girl with the ability to create imaginary worlds.

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    1. Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadTooFaith is an interesting thing. Is a person's faith best placed in ideas and beliefs? Is it best put in other people? Can't you do both? 1212 mainly follows the story of three young people: Blanche, Abel, and Etienne. They are extremely unlikely allies, leading a crusade of children from Europe to the Holy Land. Etienne is the one with the vision, literally. Abandoned by his mother, and left to his uncle's charity, Etienne is visited by a vision. A visi [...]


    2. Summary: Blanche's city Béziers gets attacked by a crusading army because that city contains heretics, but Blanche survives by hiding in a wool barrel; she loses her family and is put in a place where she is taken care by nuns. Étienne a Shepard has a dream where he is visited by Saint Nicholas, and is told by him that he must lead a crusade a children. Étienne looks for support in Paris, but gets rejected by the king, but with the help of his new friend Abel, the two gain much support as the [...]


    3. A gripping, fascinating story about a little-known, semi-mythical event in history. The author is able to educate the reader without compromising the story, and the message of religious tolerance is strong but not overblown. A short afterword provides more historical details. I learned a lot, and I think young people will really like this book.UPDATE: The thought just occurred to me: the author never explained how Abel, the Jewish character, was able to hide his circumcision.


    4. This is a very engaging Young Adult work of historical fiction that tells the stories of the Children's Crusade from a variety of participants' viewpoints, Christian and Jewish, male and female, and later in the narrative includes some Muslim characters. What struck me especially about the book was all the characters' need for a purpose in life.


    5. I am teaching this novel on Wednesday and had forgotten what a superlative storyteller McDonnell is - this is a powerful novel about the great Children's Crusade of 1212 - brutal, thoughtful and compassionate - it asks us all to learn to be tolerant and to stop seeing children as incapable!


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