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Encyclopedia > Adam of the Road
Adam of the Road
Author Elizabeth Gray Vining
Country United States
Language English

Adam of the Road is a book by Elizabeth Gray Vining that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1943. Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (October 6, 1902 - November 27, 1999) tutored Emperor Akihito in English. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (October 6, 1902 - November 27, 1999) tutored Emperor Akihito in English. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... // Basic characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ...

Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spaniel and minsteral father, Adam embarks on a series of escapades throughout medieval England. Readers are given an accurate protrayal of medieval culture and society. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Mediæval Britain is a term used to suggest that there is a unity to the history of Great Britain from the 5th centurys withdrawal of Roman forces and Germanic invasions until the 16th century Reformations in Scotland and England. ... An examination of the major themes in medieval life, from birth to death, from language to performing arts, from country life to town life, from the structure of the universe to folktales. ...

The book is illustrated by Robert Lawson. This is a disambiguation page for: Robert Lawson (architect) Robert Lawson (author) Robert Lawson (cricketer) Robert Lawson (politician) Robert Lawson (artiste) ...

Preceded by:
The Matchlock Gun
Newbery Medal recipient
Succeeded by:
Johnny Tremain

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Book Summary:  Adam of the Road (508 words)
Adam’s father, Roger, a minstrel in thirteenth-century England, talks to him about the road: "It brings all kinds of people and all parts of England together.
Outgoing and cheerful, Adam manages to keep his head, learn from his misfortunes, practice patience, and depend on the road to finally bring a happy reunion.
The priest and his sister (whom Adam meets) seem to be a bit puritanical in spirit, however, they are very virtuous.
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