A powerful and romantic historical novel based on the true story of the world famous astronomer Tycho Brahe. Fifteen year Jepp, born a dwarf but untroubled about his size in his loving home, is taken to the court of the Spanish Infanta. Here, amongst the glitter of court life, Jepp falls in love and discovers the sinister lifestyle behind the glamour. To survive and to win the woman he loves, he must take control of his own destiny and defy the stars which predict a different future for him.
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.
Publication date: 01/11/2012
Publisher: Hot Key Books
|Publication date:||1st November 2012|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction,|
|Categories:||Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Katherine MarshEleven Fun Facts About MeWhy eleven? I was born in Kingston, New York, a town on the Hudson River, on 11/11/74 (7 + 4 = 11), eleven days early, at 12:26 pm (add it up...eleven).The summer before I turned five, my parents moved to my grandmother's house in Bronxville, New York, a suburb 29 minutes by train to Grand Central Terminal. As an only child, I hung out a lot with my grandmother. She had run a Russian/ Ukrainian bar in the East Village that many years later became the Life Café, the bohemian gathering place immortalized in the musical Rent.I was the ...More About Katherine Marsh