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Rachel Van Kooij - Bartolome - 9781908195265 - KTK0097261
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Description for Bartolome Paperback. 17th-century Madrid is not a kind place for a dwarf like Bartolome, and his family has to keep him hidden in a small back room. Then the king's little daughter, the Infanta, wants to have him as her 'human dog'. But life in the palace is scary and humiliating. Until Bartolome discovers the artist's studio - A colourful and gripping story of hope. Translator(s): Parkinson, Siobhan. Num Pages: 204 pages. BIC Classification: 5AM; YFT; YXK. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 198 x 131 x 17. Weight in Grams: 202. Some shelf wear

17th-century Madrid is not a kind place for a dwarf like Bartolomé, and his family has to keep him hidden in a small back room. His dream is to be able to read and write, and when he hears that a dwarf like himself works in the King’s court, he is heartened, knowing that he could have the chance to make something of himself, too.

Then a plan goes awfully wrong, and the king’s little daughter, the Infanta, sees Bartolomé and wants to have him as her `human dog’. Life in the royal palace is scary and humiliating – ... Read more

Colourful, gripping, and written with real warmth, this is an inspiring story of courage and hope. Van Kooij’s beautiful prose brings us into Bartolomé’s life and, through his eyes, writes about how being different ultimately makes an already strong boy even stronger.

Selected for IBBY’s Outstanding Books for Young People With Disabilities catalogue 2013.

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Little Island
Used, Very Good
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Place of Publication
Dublin, Ireland
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About Rachel Van Kooij
Rachel van Kooij was born in the Dutch city of Wageningen in 1968. She moved to Austria at the age of 10, and later studied Special Needs Teaching at Vienna University. She now lives in Klosterneuburg near Vienna and works with handicapped people. The last time we talked to her she was up a tree (it was a mobile phone ... Read more

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