• Pages:290
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:The Crusades, Medieval Times, Middle Ages, Early Christianity, Religion
  • Pub Date:11/30/2006
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+

Based on a true story of a peaceful crusade in 1212, this book traces the lives of three multifaith children as they decide who to put their faith in. 1212 vividly depicts a world both dramatically different and remarkably similar to our own.

McDonnell did an excellent job of blending fact and fiction to create a gripping tale.
– Sarah's Stars
Readers interested in religious history and European history will appreciate McDonnell's fine work.
– Kliatt
McDonnell brings the period alive, and her three characters provide engaging access points into the complicated story.
– Booklist
A fascinating and challenging piece of historical fiction.
– Resource Links
An imaginatively powerful recreation of this unforgettable historical moment.
– Quill & Quire