The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 9 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Stands out for and .

Community Reviews

age 2+

Despicable me

age 10+

Enjoyable but misleading read

This book is nicely written and enjoyable to read. However, the interesting story and endearing characters are inextricable from a pointed agenda and ideological worldview. I would only allow my child to read this book if I was prepared to spend quite a bit of time discussing our family's beliefs about the relationship between Christianity and Judaism, and the history of persecution in a clear way, in order to dispel the confusion and emotionalism generated by the text.

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love stories about history and magic

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a dog and mouse
    Cats, Dogs, and Mice
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    Friendship
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of the side profile of a boy
    Great Boy Role Models
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a girl
    Great Girl Role Models
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    History
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate