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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Júlia Sardà (illus.) - By Katherine Woodfine -
This is a whimsical middle-grade story involving mystery, theft, high society, and even murder, in which four friends attempt to find a missing ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Wilson -
Eleven-year-old Clover Moon lives in a back street slum in Victorian London with her six siblings and her put-upon father. Mildred, her unpleasant ...Read Review
By Andrea Simon -
Esfir Manevich, a pre-teen child, lives in Kobrin (then in Poland, now Belarus) in 1936. When she is bullied in school for being Jewish, ...Read Review
By Gavriel Savit -
This is the author’s first book. Anna and the Swallow Man is a dark and beautiful novel about the complexities of mankind ...Read Review
By Patricia Hruby Powell - By Shadra Strickland (illus.) -
Racial relations in the United States are fraught today, but segregation experienced by African Americans in the not-so-distant past was both harsh and ...Read Review
By Lee Chadeayne (trans.) - By Oliver Pötzsch -
In what is sure to be the first installment of a new series, Oliver Pötzsch takes readers on a wild adventure with ...Read Review
By Nicola Pierce -
I have to confess that before reading this story I knew nothing of the events it re-tells—but I decided to leave things ...Read Review
By Annette Oppenlander -
Imagine playing a virtual computer game in which once you clicked on “Master Level,” you would instantly be transported to the past. The ...Read Review
By Stephanie Morrill -
When Piper Sail’s best friend, Lydia, goes missing in 1920s Chicago, Piper refuses to leave the investigation entirely in the hands of ...Read Review
By Joshua McHenry Miller -
Niklas is a teenage Israeli shepherd who runs afoul of the wretched Philistines. Before long he finds a daunting destiny laid at his ...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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