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Children - Historical Fiction

The Light in the Forest

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ISBN: 9781400077885
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2004

A young teen, raised by the Lenape tribe, is returned to his white family due to a treaty between the two peoples. The terms of the treaty force this change in who he must live with, but it can not force those involved to be happy about it or accept it. A beautiful story of love, family and acceptance. Ages 12 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Girl Wonder: A Baseball Story in Nine Innings

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By Deborah Hopkinson, Terry Widener (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416913931
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Published: Aladdin - March 1st, 2006

This is a fictitious account of Alta Weiss. It has a Casey at the Bat feel to it with its prose poetry. Formatted in "innings" (chapters) this is great for baseball fans and for women's history month. And while it is slightly on the longer side, picture book readers will love it, too. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Empty Mirror

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ISBN: 9781582349046
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 2nd, 2006

Nick and his friend Gypsy find themselves in a wild mystery after Nick is accused of things he had no way of doing. What can Nick do when no one believes he has a double out there causing trouble for him? Especially since the only explanation that Nick can come up with is his double is the ghost of boy who died back in 1918 when Nick was a baby! Great combination of historical events and ghost story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

John and Tom

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ISBN: 9780916718176
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Published: Vermont Folklife Center - June 1st, 2001

You've heard the story of the boy and his dog, this is the one about the boy and his horse. Based on the actual adventure of John Messier and his Morgan horse, Tom, Bert Dodson's simple and beautiful illustrations add to the read-aloud, magical text of Willem Lange. Set in Vermont, starring the state horse the Morgan, this is a great book for teachers, parents, grandparents, and children of all ages. Other books in the series are Daisy and the Doll by Michael Medearis and The Two Brothers by William Jaspersohn. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon

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By Jeannine Atkins, Michael Dooling (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374348403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 1st, 1999

Mary is different and about to make history—only she doesn't know it yet! Based on the story of Mary Anning who was one of the first female scientists and one of the first to discover a dinosaur fossil. Fun and informative tale. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9780689861789
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2006

This is a sensational and more realistic retelling of the Cinderella story set in ancient China. Xing-Xing's (Cinderella) life is horrible as she has to deal with her cruel stepmother and her half-sister. A beautiful story showing how two sisters can love, hate and endure unbelievable hardships is shown in a historical setting. Another great story by a master storyteller. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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