Age Range
12 - 18
Page Count
288
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Grade Level
7th - 12th
ISBN
9781626720367
Lexile
670

Temple Boys

Written by Jamie Buxton
Jerusalem, year zero. Flea belongs to a gang of teenage vagrants living in the shadow of the Temple, living on their wits and what they can beg or steal. When a man called the Magician arrives, bringing talk of miracles and revolution, Flea and his comrades latch onto the newcomer in the hope that he'll offer them a secure home. As events accumulate and powerful forces gather around the Magician, Flea notices rumblings of discontent among his followers. Is the Magician the savior he claims to be, or a fraud? Does Flea hold the fate of the Magician—and possibly the world—in his hands, as he begins to believe? Temple Boys vividly conjures up ancient Jerusalem and the Biblical era and boldly re-imagines the western world's most famous story from the point of view of a teenage boy.
Age Range
12 - 18
Page Count
288
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press
Grade Level
7th - 12th
ISBN
9781626720367
Lexile
670