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Title:
The trumpeter of Krakow
Author:
Kelly, Eric P. (Eric Philbrook), 1884-1960.
Edition:
New edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1966.

©1928
Physical Description:
x, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1200 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.1 10.0 142.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.5 16 Quiz: 11855 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780027501407
Format :
Book

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Summary

For well over thirty years, Eric P. Kelly's Newbery Award winner has brought the color and romance of ancient times to young readers. Today, The Trumpeter of Krakow is as absorbing and dramatic as when it was first published in 1928. Filled with mystery and excitement, the book is much more than a rousing adventure story. Out of his great love of Poland and its history, Mr. Kelly painted a vivid picture of the political and social life of Krakow in the early Renaissance. For the thousands who already know and love it - and for those who have yet to come under its spell - Macmillan is proud to present this handsome new edition of The Trumpeter of Krakow. Outstanding illustrations by Janina Domanska and a special foreword by Louise Seaman Bechtel, founder and long-time Department Head of the Macmillan Children's Book Department and for many years reviewer of children's books for the New York Herald Tribune, both celebrate and enhance the classic stature of the book. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Eric P. Kelly, a student of Slavic culture for most of his life, wrote The Trumpeter of Krakow while teaching and studying at the University of Krakow


Table of Contents

The Broken Notep. 1
I The Man Who Wouldn't Sell His Pumpkinp. 7
II Krakowp. 17
III The Alchemistp. 32
IV The Good Jan Kantyp. 48
V In the Street of the Pigeonsp. 59
VI The Tower of the Trumpeterp. 73
VII In the Alchemist's Loftp. 82
VIII Peter of the Button Facep. 94
IX Button-Face Peter Attacksp. 107
X The Evil One Takes a Handp. 117
XI The Attack on the Churchp. 128
XII Elzbietka Misses the Broken Notep. 141
XIII The Great Tarnov Crystalp. 156
XIV A Great Fire Ragesp. 174
XV King Kazimir Jagiellop. 186
XVI The Last of the Great Tarnov Crystalp. 201
Epilogue: The Broken Notep. 206