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A Company of Fools by Deborah Ellis

A Company of Fools (2004)

by Deborah Ellis

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This was great! A really engaging story that races along with engaging characters in an interesting setting. ( )
  mmacd3814 | May 30, 2016 |
Two boys become unlikely friends during a dangerous and deadly time in France, and look to each other for survival.
Lexile: 740
  211Fern | Jan 12, 2011 |
This book is about 2 best friends living in the Middle Ages during the Plague. The boys eventually become separated by differing views on morals and religion.
At many points, the author lays on his religious and "good and bad" views on things so heavily, the book feels more like a lecture than fiction.
The plot line wasn't laid out very well, and nothing ever really happened. I wouldn't really recommend it. ( )
  joririchardson | Jan 25, 2010 |
It was good enough that you wanted to finish it but it was a bit too unrealistic. ( )
  topthat4 | Jul 25, 2009 |
Middle ages setting. Henri is an orphan living in a French Monastery and singing in its choir in 1349. Micah has lived on the streets all his life and is “rescued” (its either a monastery or hanging) because he has an angelic singing voice. Then the Plague comes to Paris & Henri & Micah are sent out with others to perform & bring joy to the stricken Parisians. When Micah sings to a girl with the plague & she recovers, it is thought his voice can cure the plague & many people in the monastery get rich from this perception & Micah begins to believe in his powers. Only Henri can make him see what is really going on and they are taking advantage of other’s misfortunes.p.82-85 Micah and Henri go into the amulet making business
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