"The 1929 Newbery Medal winner is a dramatic tale of 15th century Poland, it tells the story of a courageous young patriot and a mysterious jewel of great value. The beautifully written book, filled with adventure and excitement, gives young readers a vivid picture of Krakow in the early Renaissance." -The Horn Book
A strange gallery of characters as seen through the eyes of a fifteen-year-old lad. A tale of exciting adventure, set against an authentic 15th Century background.