Fire, Bed, and Bone

By Henrietta Branford
(Candlewick, Paperback, 9780763629922, 128pp.)

Publication Date: September 12, 2006

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"Even readers with little knowledge of (or interest in) British feudal systems and peasant revolts may find themselves engrossed in this unique fictional tale set in 1381 and told from a hunting dog's point of view." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)


A Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award Winner

A VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES Honor Book

A KLIATT Editors' Choice

"Branford's subtle, poetic writing . . . evokes both the splendor of nature and the turbulence of the times. The author's remarkable understanding of animal behavior and human tendencies reverberates throughout this eloquent historic tale." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

"The exciting plot . . . never hits a false note as related through the
dog's sensibilities. . . . An ingenious tour de force." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)




About the Author

Henrietta Branford grew up in the countryside with "hunting, hunting dogs, and a library of very good, old books. My father taught me a great deal about animals from a shooting and fishing perspective. It was an extremely accurate and unsentimental way to learn about how an animal thinks." Henrietta Branford held a variety of jobs before she began writing at age forty, starting with a regular column in a local newspaper and then moving on to children's fiction.

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