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Jepp, Who Defied the Stars - Katherine Marsh
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
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Who says fate is written in the stars? Set in seventeenth-century Europe, "Jepp" is the thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and poignant story of a teenage dwarf limited not only by his height but by his destiny. Although he appears to be bound for a lowly life as a court dwarf, Jepp... show more
Who says fate is written in the stars? Set in seventeenth-century Europe, "Jepp" is the thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and poignant story of a teenage dwarf limited not only by his height but by his destiny. Although he appears to be bound for a lowly life as a court dwarf, Jepp has ambition, and he dreams of becoming a scientist and marrying the woman he loves. This highly original and unforgettable story is based on a real historical figure, and Jepp's story includes violence, love, astrology, astronomy, and even a beer-drinking moose. A Philippa Gregory for teens, "Jepp" is ideal for fans of adventurous, thought-provoking historical romance.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781471400162 (1471400166)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 59/100: Jepp who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #32: A historical fiction bookBy focusing on an obscure historical personage -- a mere footnote to more "important" figures -- this book avoids the sweeping generalizations and summaries that often put me off historical fiction. Instead, we get an intimate look...
anadvornik
anadvornik rated it
4.0 Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
I've been waffling between 3 and 4 stars on this one, but decided to round up because it is a Teen book that IS NOT IN A SERIES.Jepp is a 16 year old dwarf living and working in his mother's inn. One day a stranger comes along and convinces him to move out and become a court dwarf at Coudenburg Pal...
Crazy Avid reader
Crazy Avid reader rated it
5.0
Fascinating book that was inspired by Historical dwarf jesters in the 1500's. It is about a dwarf named Jepp, who under mystery of circumstances is taken to learn the trade of pleasing an infanta and the court. You learn of his hardships, his intelligent, his charms, and most of all, the struggle of...
kaylabeck
kaylabeck rated it
So good - review to come!
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
4.0 Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
Set in the Spanish Netherlands and Denmark in the late 16th century, this story follows Jepp of Astraveld. Based on historical truths, we follow Jepp as he leaves the village inn he was raised in to become an entertainer in the court of the Spanish Infanta, and later, a court jester. All the while h...
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