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The King's Fifth | [Scott O'Dell]

The King's Fifth

While awaiting trial for murder and withholding from the king the obligatory fifth of the gold found in Cibola, Esteban, a 17-year-old cartographer, recalls his adventures with a band of conquistadors.
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Publisher's Summary

While awaiting trial for murder and withholding from the king the obligatory fifth of the gold found in Cibola, Esteban, a 17-year-old cartographer, recalls his adventures with a band of conquistadors.

©1966 Scott O'Dell; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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"The writing is subtly beautiful, often moving, and says more than may be caught in one reading." (Horn Book)

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    My 12 year old son listened to this story for a book club but enjoyed it enough to listen to it again. He said it was a bit difficult the first time through to follow who the characters were but that may have been the unfamiliar names. He has listened to it at least 3 times and still enjoys it.

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