A little kingdom called Beda is under siege by a ruthless band of outlaws! The notorious fiends have encircled the city walls, making the townspeople and their animals prisoners within. But their scheme to starve the good people into surrender is foiled by the ingenious efforts of Beda's courageous Princess Birgitta. Using her knowledge of the outlaws' superstitions, she and a group of brave children stage an imaginatively spooky plan that leaves the no longer quite so tough bandits running for the hills! Based on an amazing true event, this captivating medieval fantasy will thrill all who love kingdoms, adventure, and clever feats of daring-do where the "kids" outsmart the bad guys! J. Patrick Lewis has crafted an exciting, enchanting tale sure to charm his many fans of such acclaimed Dial books as Long Was the Winter Road They Traveled, The Frog Princess, and The Christmas of the Reddle Moon, of which Publishers Weekly declared, "Lewis writes with the pen of an angel." Alexi Natchev's lush artwork provides the perfect accompaniment.
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Published March 1, 1999
Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.