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Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

Audiobook

Fate—is it written in the stars from the moment we are born, or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands? Jepp of Astraveld needs to know.

He left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to become a captive in the strange, luxurious prison that is Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish infanta. Nobody warned Jepp that, as a court dwarf, daily injustices would become his seemingly unshakeable fate. If the humiliations were his alone, perhaps he could endure them, but it breaks Jepp's heart to see his friend Lia suffer. After Jepp and Lia perform a daring escape from the palace, Jepp is imprisoned again, alone in a cage. Now, spirited across Europe by a kidnapper in a horse-drawn carriage, Jepp is unsure where his unfortunate stars may lead him. Before Jepp can become the master of his own destiny, he will need to prove himself to a brilliant and eccentric new master—a man devoted to uncovering the secrets of the stars—earn the love of a girl brave and true, and unearth the long-buried secrets of his parentage. He will find that beneath the breathtaking cruelty of the world is something else: the persistence of human kindness.

Masterfully written, grippingly paced, and inspired by real historical characters, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is an awe-inspiring story of triumph in the face of unimaginable odds.


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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781481590952
  • File size: 320425 KB
  • Release date: October 9, 2012
  • Duration: 11:07:33

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781481590952
  • File size: 320459 KB
  • Release date: October 9, 2012
  • Duration: 11:14:33
  • Number of parts: 10

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.9
Lexile® Measure:1010
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:6-8

Fate—is it written in the stars from the moment we are born, or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands? Jepp of Astraveld needs to know.

He left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to become a captive in the strange, luxurious prison that is Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish infanta. Nobody warned Jepp that, as a court dwarf, daily injustices would become his seemingly unshakeable fate. If the humiliations were his alone, perhaps he could endure them, but it breaks Jepp's heart to see his friend Lia suffer. After Jepp and Lia perform a daring escape from the palace, Jepp is imprisoned again, alone in a cage. Now, spirited across Europe by a kidnapper in a horse-drawn carriage, Jepp is unsure where his unfortunate stars may lead him. Before Jepp can become the master of his own destiny, he will need to prove himself to a brilliant and eccentric new master—a man devoted to uncovering the secrets of the stars—earn the love of a girl brave and true, and unearth the long-buried secrets of his parentage. He will find that beneath the breathtaking cruelty of the world is something else: the persistence of human kindness.

Masterfully written, grippingly paced, and inspired by real historical characters, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is an awe-inspiring story of triumph in the face of unimaginable odds.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Publishing
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781481590952
    File size: 320425 KB
    Release date: October 9, 2012
    Duration: 11:07:33

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781481590952
    File size: 320459 KB
    Release date: October 9, 2012
    Duration: 11:14:33
    Number of parts: 10

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6.9
    Lexile® Measure: 1010
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 6-8
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