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Augustine Came to Kent (Living History Library) [Paperback]

By Barbara Willard (Author) & Mary Beth Owens (Illustrator)
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In 597, Wolf, a young Angle, travels from Rome to England, the land of his birth, accompanying Prior Augustine, later to be known as St. Augustine of Canterbury

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It is the year 597 and Pope Gregory is sending a select number of his monks, led by Fr. Augustine, to re-evangelize England. Young Wolf, born in that land but raised in Rome, accompanies his father, Wolfstan, who goes as a guide and interpreter. Though the King of Kent's wife is a Christian, the missionaries from Rome do not know whether they will be welcomed, tolerated or martyred. In a story full of adventure, Wolf meets Fritha, a Saxon girl whose life and destiny are soon closely bound up with his own. Events, significant in the history of Christianity, are vividly brought to life by this veteran writer of historical fiction.

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Studio: Bethlehem Books
Pages   179
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1997
Publisher   Bethlehem books
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  10-17
Series  Living History Library  
ISBN  1883937213  
ISBN13  9781883937218  

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5Books > Subjects > Teens > History & Historical Fiction > Historical Fiction

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My favorite book  Oct 2, 2003
I really liked this book. My favorite character was Wolf. I liked the ending part best where something happens to Wolf and Fritha, but you'll have to read the book to find out how it ends. When we started to read it, it became interesting, so I listened and liked the whole thing.
A great introduction for children to this time period  Jun 5, 2000
This book centres around Wolf, a boy whose father was a Briton, brought to Rome as a slave in the 6th century, and set free by Pope Gregory. Pope Gregory had a concern for the propagation of the Gospel among the "heathen" Saxons in Britain, so he sent a group of monks, led by Augustine, to Britain. Wolf and his father go with them. They land there in 597, and the story follows Wolf as he returns to the land of his fathers, and as the Gospel is preached in Kent. My children, aged 7 - 13 enjoyed this story being read to them, and it really complemented our study of the time period.

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