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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Medieval historical fiction about a kid whose friend Hugh is murdered [s]

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Smith | 2 comments Read this 2006-2008, was a YA or possibly children's book set in the medieval times. The main character is a kid with a permanent injury or a disability in his leg. He lives in a church. His best friend Hugh, who is a fair haired child that everyone loves, goes missing. Initially the main character suspects one of the priests.

Later it turns out to be the mayor or some kind of governing official who was trying to start a blood libel. I believe the main character chases the murderer up a tower and possibly warns the Jewish people in town to leave.

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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5113 comments After some research, I’ve learned about the tragic story of Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, a young boy who was killed in 1255. His death sparked a wave of anti-Semitism. Your book must have been based on that, but so far I haven’t found any book either based on the event or inspired by it.

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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5113 comments Ayshe, how did you find that?! I spent more than an hour last night looking up every keyword I could think of.

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Ayshe | 4163 comments :) I used your findings and searched for "Hugh of Lincoln" "children's books " in Google Books, the third result mentions "Crowley" and then I searched with that.

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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5113 comments Well, I think you did it again.

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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5113 comments Is that the one, Scott?

Smith | 2 comments You got it; thank you! (For some reason last time I checked this I couldn't figure out how to post, so apologies for the very belated thanks!)

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