The Middle Ages
Alder, Elizabeth - The
After a brutal attack in which his tongue is cut out and his
father killed, Evyn is sold as a slave and must serve many
masters, from the gracious Lady Swan Neck to the valiant Harold
Godwinson, England's last Saxon king. 259p.
Avi - Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Crispin, an English orphan, flees his village where he is being
hunted for a murder he did not commit. 262p.
Cadnum, Michael - The Book of the Lion
Edmund, awaiting punishment for his master's crimes,
escapes this fate by becoming a squire for a knight-crusader
on his way to join Richard Lionheart in the Holy Land. 204p.
Crossley-Holland, Kevin - The Seeing Stone
In the year 1199, Arthur de Caldicot discovers that his life
strangely resembles that of King Arthur, and he sees glimpses
of the first Arthur's life through a stone given to him
by his teacher, Merlin. 342p.
Cushman, Karen - The
An orphaned girl, known only as "brat," is taken
in by the town's sharp-tempered midwife. Here, Brat receives
midwifery training, enough to eat and a real name. 122p.
Ellis, Deborah - A Company of Fools
Henri, a choirboy in medieval France, recalls the story of
Micah, a street urchin who sang like an an-gel, and of their
life together in a monastery during the Black Plague of 1348.
Goodman, Joan E. - Peregrine
Anxious to avoid marrying someone she detests, Lady Edith sets off from her home
in England on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem with her brother. 222p.
Hunter, Mollie - The
King's Swift Rider
Martin joins the forces of Robert the Bruce, to rid Scotland of the brutal rule
of England's King Edward, and takes on dangerous missions as a courier and a
Konigsburg, E.L. - A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
Eleanor of Aquitaine, who married the kings of both France
and England and was the mother of two British kings, recounts
the story of her life and her amazing role in history. 201p.
Malone, Patricia - The Legend of Lady Ilena
Recently orphaned, Ilena begins a dangerous journey to her
parent's home, a mysterious fortress called Dun Alyn.
Her skills as a warrior are tested on the trip, but it is only
at Dun Alyn that she will learn her true identity. 232p.
Park, Linda Sue - A Single Shard
Living under a bridge in a Korean village, orphaned Tree-ear
dreams of learning to create delicate and beautiful celadon
pottery from the town's master potter. 152p.
Temple, Frances - The
Eleanor, engaged to Thomas when she was twelve, has dreaded his return from the
crusades. When Thomas comes home, the village priest sends the pair on a pilgrimage
to Spain where they encounter many adventures and discover their true feelings
for each other. 310p.
Williams, Laura E. - The
Lilly, the daughter of the town's executioner, is hor-rified
by her father's work. She is expected to assist him in
his work, although she would rather develop her own talent
for healing. 134p.
Yolen, Jane - Girl in a Cage
During the English invasion of Scotland in 1306, Scottish princess
Marjorie is taken prisoner by her father's enemy, King
Edward, and displayed in a cage for all to see. 234p.
Prepared by S.L., September 2004