Karr, Katherine. Fortune's fool.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

KARR, Katherine. Fortune's fool. Random House, Knopf. 224p. bibliog. c2008. 978-0-375-84816-2. $15.99. (Lib. bdg: 978-0-375-94816-9. $18.99.) JS

In this lively story of the Middle Ages, Conrad, a teenaged court jester, has had it with serving nasty Lord Otto. He takes off across Germany with Christa, the servant girl he loves, and his horse, Blackspur, in search of freedom and sanctuary. They pose as traveling entertainers, with Christa disguised as a boy, though she still attracts unwanted attention. On the road they meet up with a sweet, mentally challenged dwarf named Grock and save a boy named Max from...

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