Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

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"Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny"--
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423135005
1423135008
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Marsh Katherin 10/2012
Characteristics: 385 p. ;,24 cm.

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Tess1144
Sep 23, 2016

Jepp, born with dwarfism, has been raised in the warmth of his mother's love surrounded by the protection of his small Dutch village and its townspeople. When he is fourteen however, an opportunity to expand his horizons arrives in the form of an offer to become a Court Jester at the court of the Spanish Infanta (princess). At his mother's insistence, Jepp goes, only to find himself imprisoned there with other dwarves, who ,although spoiled with good food and fine clothes, are stripped of a both freedom and dignity. When Jepp tries to help one of his companions escape, the second part of his riveting adventure begins to unfold in very unexpected ways. Jepp is a believable and sympathetic character and readers will feel his defeats and triumphs at every twist and turn of this fascinating historical novel.

AL_CATHERINE Sep 02, 2016

Beautifully written historical fiction from an uncommon perspective! I loved seeing the world of 1500s Europe through Jepp's eyes. It also has a great audiobook!

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MeteaGR
Aug 14, 2016

Really good read.

vpl_childrens Aug 15, 2014

Jepp, born with dwarfism, has been raised in the warmth of his mother's love surrounded by the protection of his small Dutch village and its townspeople. When he is fourteen however, an opportunity to expand his horizons arrives in the form of an offer to become a Court Jester at the court of the Spanish Infanta. At his mother's insistence, Jepp goes, only to find himself imprisoned there with other dwarves, who although spoiled with good food and fine clothes, are stripped of a both freedom and dignity. When Jepp tries to help one of his companions escape, the second part of his adventure begins to unfold in very unexpected ways.

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vpl_childrens Aug 15, 2014

Jepp, born with dwarfism, has been raised in the warmth of his mother's love surrounded by the protection of his small Dutch village and its townspeople. When he is fourteen however, an opportunity to expand his horizons arrives in the form of an offer to become a Court Jester at the court of the Spanish Infanta. At his mother's insistence, Jepp goes, only to find himself imprisoned there with other dwarves, who although spoiled with good food and fine clothes, are stripped of a both freedom and dignity. When Jepp tries to help one of his companions escape, the second part of his adventure begins to unfold in very unexpected ways.

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