The Minstrel in the Tower

An adventurous rescue set in the time of medieval knights, castles, bandits, and music.
 
Before their father returns to France from the Crusades, daring Alice and musical Roger set off on their own journey: to find their long-lost uncle. But on the way, the siblings are kidnapped and locked in an ancient hidden tower. To finish their quest, they need to escape—and fast! Can Alice use her courage to slip away and find help? And can Roger use his musical talents to guide her back before it’s too late?
 
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Gloria Skurzynski is an award-winning children’s book author. The recipient of the Eugene Emme Award of the American Astronautical Society, she is the author of The Minstrel in the Tower, What Happened in Hamelin, and This is Rocket Science. She lives with her husband in Boise, Idaho. View titles by Gloria Skurzynski

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An adventurous rescue set in the time of medieval knights, castles, bandits, and music.
 
Before their father returns to France from the Crusades, daring Alice and musical Roger set off on their own journey: to find their long-lost uncle. But on the way, the siblings are kidnapped and locked in an ancient hidden tower. To finish their quest, they need to escape—and fast! Can Alice use her courage to slip away and find help? And can Roger use his musical talents to guide her back before it’s too late?
 
History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

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Gloria Skurzynski is an award-winning children’s book author. The recipient of the Eugene Emme Award of the American Astronautical Society, she is the author of The Minstrel in the Tower, What Happened in Hamelin, and This is Rocket Science. She lives with her husband in Boise, Idaho. View titles by Gloria Skurzynski

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