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By Stephanie Burgis -
Published 2010Published 2011
In 1803 England, mischievous twelve-year-old Kat must deal with her stern stepmother and disapproving elder sisters who constantly criticize her inquisitiveness and recklessness. Threatened ...Read Review
By Julie Chibbaro -
How much do you know about Typhoid Mary? Like many of us, you may believe the myth that Mary went around in New ...Read Review
By Cynthia Kadohata -
Thirteen-year-old Y’Tin is interested in one thing: elephants. His goal is to be his village’s youngest elephant handler and to someday ...Read Review
By Hope Larson -
Hope Larson is already a veteran at producing graphic novels. Her 2008 title, Chiggers, won the Eisner Award for Special Recognition. In this book, ...Read Review
By Julie Hearn -
Published 2007Published 2010
In 1913, thirteen-year-old Hazel Mull-Dare has a comfortable, yet unconventional life in London with a mother who is obsessed with dogs and a father ...Read Review
By Julie Hearn -
Published 2006Published 2008
Lizzie Siddel may be known as the famous muse of Dante Rossetti, but it is clear that she has also served as author ...Read Review
By Avi -
Charles Dickens is alive and well. Well, sort of; at least his spirit lives on in bestselling author Avi’s latest book, The ...Read Review
By Sarah Miller -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
“But words, Mrs. Keller, words bridge the gaps between two minds. Words are a miracle.” Comforting Helen Keller’s mother, Anne Sullivan reveals ...Read Review
By Donna Jo Napoli -
Hush: An Irish Princess Tale is the next title in Donna Jo Napoli’s growing list of young adult retellings. Many of her ...Read Review
By Louise Peacock - By Walter Lyon Krudop (illus.) -
This is a wonderful picture book to add to a collection of immigration tales. Louise Peacock has done a marvelous job weaving snippets ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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