Big John's Secret
John, a 16-year-old squire, arrives in the Holy Land at the time of the 5th Crusade (1218). He is anxious to find his father, whom he has never met but may be dead already. John faces battles, captures, and many setbacks before meeting a friar who teaches him that love and caring is better than violence and killing when it comes to converting the "infidels" to Christianity. An adventurous tale by Eleanore M. Jewett. 206 pgs, pb.
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