Book Title: Bartolome: The Infanta's Pet

Details: Author: Kooij, Rachel Van

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Little Island

ISBN-13: 9781908195265

Number of pages: 204

Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4 cm

Retail Price: €8.99

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Book Description

17th-century Madrid is not a kind place for a dwarf like Bartolome, and his family has to keep him hidden in a small back room. Then the king's little daughter, the Infanta, wants to have him as her 'human dog'. But life in the royal palace is scary and humiliating. Until Bartolome discovers the artist's studio - Colourful and gripping, this is an inspiring story of courage and hope.

About the Author
Rachel van Kooij was born in the Dutch city of Wageningen in 1968. She moved to Austria at the age of 10, and later studied Special Needs Teaching at Vienna University. She now lives in Klosterneuburg near Vienna and works with handicapped people. She says of herself: 'I write about the things I like to read about.'"