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Raiders of the Nile

By Steven Saylor - Published 2014



Fresh from his daring exploits in The Seven Wonders, the young Gordianus finds himself in Alexandria – “the most exciting city on earth” – with ...Read Review

Dead Romans

By David J. Cord - Published 2013


Dead Romans opens in 2nd-century Ephesus, where the shepherd boy Daphnis is faced with the mysterious death of his flock. As his sheep ...Read Review

Meeting Cezanne

By Michael Morpurgo - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

In this charming little book, British Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Yannick, a young Parisian boy who is sent ...Read Review

The Society for Useful Knowledge

By Jonathan Lyons - Published 2013



On the cusp of the American Revolution, a group of humble craftsmen came together to successfully challenge the central tenets of European scholarship. ...Read Review


By Kerry Greenwood - Published 2013


Medea is a princess of Colchis, and a priestess of the Dark Mother Hekate. Her family is under a cruel curse: those who ...Read Review

The Serpent and the Pearl

By Kate Quinn - Published 2013


Admittedly, when I heard that Kate Quinn’s latest novel was set not in the classical world but rather in Renaissance Italy, I ...Read Review


By Ken Kalfus - Published 2013



In the desolate expanse of Egypt’s Western Desert, thousands of Arab workers labor to excavate a strange monument: a perfect equilateral triangle, ...Read Review

Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction

By Carrie Hintz - By Eric L. Tribunella - Published 2013


Children/Young AdultNonfiction

Meaningful critical treatments of children’s literature are all too rare, and close examinations of children’s historical fiction are rarer still. With ...Read Review


By Jim Crace - Published 2013



This affecting novel offers a glimpse into the life of a remote English village poised between the feudalism of the Middle Ages and ...Read Review

Hattie Ever After

By Kirby Larson - Published 2012


Children/Young Adult

Hattie Brooks, the intrepid heroine of the Newbery-honor winning Hattie Big Sky, has returned – in a sequel with a strikingly different setting, but ...Read Review