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By Alan Gratz -
The story begins in 1939 in Krakow. The Nazis are rolling over Poland when ten-year-old Yanek and his family hear the first bombs explode. ...Read Review
By Kay Honeyman -
Jade Moon is not the average Chinese immigrant, and this is not a stereotypical story of immigrants rising to success despite formidable obstacles. ...Read Review
By Ruth Eastham -
his is a race-against-time mystery story in which three children have only a few days to solve a series of complex clues. It’...Read Review
By Sharon Cameron -
Ever since her father died at sea, Katherine Tulman has known her place in the world. She acts as account-keeper for her coldly ...Read Review
By Sally Nicholls -
1349. Thirteen-year-old Isabel and her family live in the Yorkshire village of Ingleforn. Farming is Isabel’s whole life, but that is about to ...Read Review
By Augusta Scattergood -
Gloriana Hemphill lives in the Mississippi Delta with her preacher father and teenage sister Jesslyn, supervised by their African-American maid Emma. It’s ...Read Review
By Matthew J. Kirby -
Solveig’s father, a Norse king, has sent her and her siblings away to a remote fortress to protect them while he is ...Read Review
By Vicky Alvear Shecter -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
This story of Cleopatra’s daughter by Mark Antony comes from a press specializing in books for young adults, and follows the familiar ...Read Review
By Judy Blundell -
Kit Corrigan lives to dance, hoping to become a Broadway star. Rejecting her family and her boyfriend Billy, Kit leaves Providence, Rhode ...Read Review
By Leila Rasheed -
This novella on the theme “Hidden Stratford,” set partly in 1642 and 2042, was commissioned for the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival 2010 from local author Leila Rasheed. ...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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