(From the publisher):
Gatty works in the fields of a quiet English manor. She has never seen bustling London or the bright English Channel; she hasn't crossed the Alps of France or watched boats dance in the Venetian sea. She has not sung at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem or prayed at the manger in Bethlehem -- or been kidnapped, or abandoned, or kissed, or heartbroken.
But all these things will change. For Gatty has been chosen for a pilgrimage -- a journey across Europe to the Holy Land, with a prickly new family of fellow travelers. Nine of them will begin the quest. Not all of them will reach Jerusalem. And Gatty's life will be forever transformed by not just her adventure, its music and miracles, but the glimmering hope of another paradise she discovers along the way.
Original title: Gatty's Tale
Alternative titles: Crossing to Paradise
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Middle Ages