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Het rad van fortuin (De honderdjarige oorlog #3)
by Thea Beckman
'Kleine Robert' is de tweede pleegzoon van Marie-Claire, de zangeres. Hij is weinig groter dan een dwerg, maar bang voor niets en van plan een held te worden. Hij kan zich praktisch onzichtbaar maken en is een feilloos messenwerper, die op een afstand van 5 meter met zijn mes een vlieg kan raken. Du Guesclin, de held van Bretagne, ziet iets in de kleine Robert en maakt hem ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 1st 1990 by Lemniscaat
(first published 1978)
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Dutch children's and YA fiction in Dutch
Foreign Children's/Teen Books That Deserve A (New) English Translation
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Jun 13, 2009 Eva rated it 5 of 5 stars
A story in 3 parts about the 100/year war in Europe. It´s about a girl who always wanted to see France. But once she escapes the cluthes of her father, a flemish merchant, she finds herself in France in the middle of a war. France doesnt seems as beautiful as she imagined. She finds a friend, and later a lover in Berton de Fleur, a Bard. They get involved in the war deeply, and the 3 books are about them, their family, and the ending of the 100 year war. A beautiful series, much more then a chil ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Charlotte rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ellen Ploeger
Thea Beckman is my favorite dutch author so far. I love all of her books that I read so far. I really like that in this book Robert the dwarf is someone who everybody thinks is useless, but in fact he's a great spy. I think it has a great plot and wonderful descriptions.
Thea Beckman (1923-2004) was born in Rotterdam. She began writing in 1947, but it was not until her children were grown that she devoted herself to writing full time. Crusade in Jeans was first published in 1973. It became an overnight success, making her one of the most popular authors of juvenile books in the Netherlands. Ms. Beckman is fascinated by history and wrote books about many historical ...moreMore about Thea Beckman...