The Trumpeter of Krakow

The Trumpeter of Krakow

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by Eric P. Kelly, Ron Keith
     
 

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"The 1929 Newbery Medal winner is completely redesigned, with magnificent illustrations. . . . A dramatic tale of 15th century Poland, it tells the story of a courageous young patriot and a mysterious jewel of great value. The beautifully written book, filled with adventure and excitement, gives young readers a vivid picture of Krakow in the early Renaissance."--The

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"The 1929 Newbery Medal winner is completely redesigned, with magnificent illustrations. . . . A dramatic tale of 15th century Poland, it tells the story of a courageous young patriot and a mysterious jewel of great value. The beautifully written book, filled with adventure and excitement, gives young readers a vivid picture of Krakow in the early Renaissance."--The Horn Book. 20 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788731617
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
01/08/2002
Edition description:
Unabridged
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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. During five years spent in Poland he traveled with an American relief unit among the Poles who were driven out of the Ukraine in 1920, directed a supply train at the time of the war with the Soviets, and studied and visited many places in the country he came to love so well. A newspaperman in his native Massachusetts in younger days, Mr. Kelly later wrote many magazine articles and several books for young people. He died in 1960.

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mom and Dad gave me this book when I was 11 years old. I can not tell you how many times I have reread this book . Last week I picked up Eric Kelley's book for another trip through Krakow and a great story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a rocky start, but once you started you won't be able to put it down. The auther gives very good descriptions that make you picture Poland in the Medievil ages. You are trying to figure why this pumpkin is so valuable while at the same time reconizing all the different realtionships between all the characters. This is a book with twist and mystery, with a little bit of action too. I recommend it for anyone who likes to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the bennging, it has a get to the point already plot,but it has some important point in it and after that it is all good.The plot is about a 13 year old boy(the main character Joesf)and his family go to the city of krakow after there house is burned down because of something his father has.The most like able character is Joesf ,who you really don't get to know in the bennging and a girl who's name I don't know how to spell at this time. The end has a compaling twist to it, this really is a good book and a good read
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though this novel may start out confusing, everything makes sense by the end. The author gives a very descriptive and interesting view of Poland in the Middle Ages, as well as creating great characters you can relate to. There are many different elements that make the story wonderful and surprising; you will definitly gasp with surprise more than once. The only thing I would say is bad about the book is some chapters (only 2-3) are pretty slow, while others are very fast. It's definitely not a book that has a fast pace all of the time, but the moral of the story is worth the waiting. If you're looking for a great history-fiction novel, go out and buy this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother read it as a sixth-grader in Cleveland during WWII -- and never forgot this tale of a Polish teen amidst the glories, intrigues, and magic of Medieval Krakow. Last week she found the '92 paperback version in a Florida-based B&N, and sent it to me -- a mid-40's male soon to visit Poland on business. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. For those weaned on classics such as Johnny Tremaine -- or those wishing to bring such remembered joy of reading to a new generation -- it's delightful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Trumpeter of Krakow is a very unusal book. This book is about a tarter who is trying to posses this crystal. In many parts of the book it is very interesting, but also very different and hard to understand. In the book there are many musical parts. So if you are a person who likes to read about music this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those people who habe read reviews that say there is no plot, that is not true at all. It is about a family who is on the run from people who want to steal this big diamond like gem from them. At one point, the father and son are captured, but rescued when he blows certain notes on his trumpet. A must read! One of my favorites ---Gerry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The strangest book i have ever read, The Trumpeter of Krakow took corny to a whole new level. The romance- if that's what you could even call it- was barely tangible. I found it dull, among other things; the thought behind the premise was honorable, but it truly fell short. I searched indefatigably for something - ANYTHING - to draw me in, after i discovered there was no romance. The historical data, as well, was almost too fantastical to be true; therefore, it gave the impression of being a fabrication. Perhaps children under the age of eleven would enjoy this read-- as an introduction to the slight, possible thought of romantic fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As any 13 year old would, i grunted when my mother told me to read this book. unsatiisfied with the first few pages, it started getting more and more interesting. PLEASE, read this book, or give it as a gift to someone! it is great, and will become one of your favorite books as it has become one of mine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't miss this one! Fantastic book for youngsters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book nearly 30 years ago and have recently bought a copy to read to my youngster. The story is designed around the teen mindset and is an extremely entertaining story for the younger people. In this story the fact that the young hero listened to history was exactly what made it possible to be the hero. A Must read.!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Apart of its political, cultural and spiritual character, Krakow is given a splendid social image in this book written for children and adults alike. Anyone who reads this book, like 'Schindler's List,' will be driven by a desire to see this beautiful city firsthand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a rough start but it managed to catch me before it was to late. It manages to catch you by an intruiging mystery surrounding a pumpkin! Yes a pumpkin. That is what is so great about the mystery is that it surrounds a pumpkin. This family also is on the run from evil crooks. I would have deemed this book outstanding if it had not been for the ending, but don't get me wrong this was a great book it just had more potential. I recommend this book to any one who likes action/suspense/and a tad of mystery. Be forwarend that if you don't like the ending that you should focus on the better parts of the book or make up your own ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book not only teaches you the history of Krakow, Poland, But is filled with adventure legand, and history. If you read any book this summer, it should deffinatly be this one!!!!!!!!! Eric Kelly is an outstanding author
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Trumpeter of Krakow is a very unusal book, but also a very interesting book. In the book there is a lot of confusing parts that really don't make sense at all. Still even though there are a lot of confusing parts there are also a lot of clear understanding parts in the book 'The Trumpeter of Krakow'. It had many members of town and music. If you love music this a book for you. This book is a about a trumpeter in the city of Krakow. Music plays a big part in this book.. So come a long and read the book 'The Trumpeter of Krakow'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this 4 a book report and it was okay but I wouldn't waste your time on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing happens in this book it doesn't have any plot. You think something will happen then nothing does. If you don't want to spend 5 weeks suffering through this book don't read it (it usually takes me a couple of days to finish books)
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a horrible book! there is no story line!, im 13 and have no idea on wat is going on, dont read it, youll will noot get it one BIT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the absolute worst book I've ever read. There is no action what-so-ever, it's got a horrible plot and the characters are not well developed. I love fantasy and adventure books, and belive me, this was a bad version of the two. Bottom Line... Don't Read It!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a book about apolish family in poland who are trying to protect their family's oath. The oath is to protect the Great tarnov Crystal, a crystal which is very powerful. For me this book had a surprise ending. It was a little boring through part of it but it was still a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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