Add a Newbery Medalist and a Newbery Honor to your family library. Two books set in unusual settings, with unusual topics. The first: the aftermath of the martyrdom of Thomas a Becket. The second: the artist Velazquez and his secret training of enslaved man Juan de Pareja. Expand your collection of quality literature – perfect for reading aloud. Enjoy!
Juan de Pareja is slave to the great artist Velazquez. De Pareja learns to paint in secret and ends up having some of his paintings hung in art museums. An engaging story based on real people.
In the year 1171, the confrontation between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry has come to a bloody end. Abandoned and crippled, young Hugh takes refuge at Glastonbury Abbey under the care of a kind abbot.