Bartolome: The Infanta’s Pet
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.
Rachel Van Kooij, Siobhan Parkinson – Little Island