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The Beatryce Prophecy

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

The Beatryce Prophecy (Candlewick Press, 2021) by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Sophie Blackall is an unusual but appealing story.

It starts with a prophecy about a girl who will “unseat a king.” Next we meet Answelica, the goat, whom the monks fear. One day Brother Edik finds a child in the pen with the demon goat. Beatryce doesn’t remember anything but her name. And king’s soldiers are searching for her.

Kate is a two-time Newbery medalist and Sophie is a two-time Caldecott medalist.

Read about Kate’s many novels here, her picture books here, and her early chapter books here.

Check out all of Sophie’s children’s books here.

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9 thoughts on “The Beatryce Prophecy

  1. I didn’t end up purchasing this one, since Gidwitz’ The Inquisitor’s Tale has been gathering dust. I love a good historical tale, but there’s something about this that my students are liking. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I adored this book—Kate DiCamillo is so incredibly brilliant. I appreciate you bringing it to more readers’ attention, Susan!

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