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Title
The player king
Author
Avi
Publisher
Atheneum
Publication Date
2017
ISBN
9781432841904
1432841904
Collation
1 volume
Format
Large Print
Grade Level
05
06
07
Abstract
England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford—until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England! With the aid of the deceitful Earl of Lincoln, Brother Simonds sets out to teach the boy how to become the rightful English king. Lambert has everything to gain and nothing to lose, or so he thinks. Yet in this dangerous battle for the throne, Lambert is not prepared for what’s to come—or for what it really means to play at being a king.
Subject
Kings, Queens, Rulers, etc. - Fiction
England - Fiction
Historical fiction
Orphans - Fiction