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Archimedes and the Door of ScienceArchimedes and the Door of Science
Jeanne Bendick
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Imagine a biography, a study of mathematical and scientific concepts, and an overview of the culture of ancient Greece---all rolled into one! Students will love reading this personal account of Archimedes---one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. They'll discover, like Archimedes, the excitement of ideas and learning! Simple illustrations enhance the accessible text. Ages 10 and up. 142 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.

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 North American Historical Fiction

Peter Treegate's WarPeter Treegate's War
Leonard Wibberley
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Set during the battle of Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775, 16-year-old Peter Treegate's father and his foster father, the Maclaren of Spey, have been waging war with Peter caught in the crossfire. Wishing to be loyal to both men and faithful to his own calling, Peter's story is vividly played out across the chaotic course of the war with the Redcoasts. 134 pages, softcover.

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 English Historical Fiction

Presenting Miss Jane AustenPresenting Miss Jane Austen
May Lamberton Becker
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This outstanding biography of a well-loved novelist catches the spirit of Jane Austen herself. May Lamberton Becker enjoyably introduces us to the 18th and early 19th century world Miss Austen lived in--her family, her friends, her varied settings and her many keen interests--as we are given insight to the personal background of all the Austen novels. \Enlivening her narrative with many quotations from Jane Austen's own correspondence, Miss Becker puts her own enthusiastic appreciation of one of the world's most delightful writers at our disposal. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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 European Historical Fiction

Son of Charlemagne, Living History LibrarySon of Charlemagne, Living History Library
Barbara Willard
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This telling of Charlemagne's life is told through the view of one of Charlemagne's sons, Carl. The story gives a more personal insight into the family and private life of one of the most important people in founding the Holy Roman Empire. Through Carl's tale of struggling with the honor of being named his father's heir over the eldest son, Pepin, readers can find insight into the founding of Christendom. Barbara Willard, softcover, 183 pages.

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 Pacific Historical Fiction

The Drovers Road Collection: Adventures in New Zealand, 3 Books in One VolumeThe Drovers Road Collection: Adventures in New Zealand, 3 Books in One Volume
Joyce West
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While her sprained ankle mends, young Gabrielle (Gay, for short) Allan decides to write a book about her home and family life on a New Zealand sheep station. To know horses, sheep, cattle and the land; to interact with local Maoris and wandering Aussies; to ride in the hunt meets, and to fall quite often into adventures of every kind are, at least according to Gay, part of what normal life should be. Through Gay's youthful recounting we begin to fall in love not only with her richly characterized New Zealand land, but above all with the adults and children (and animals!) who make up this country-bred society of the 1920s and '30s. In this one volume, readers can move from the introduction of Drovers Road to the next stage of Gay's growing-up life, when she comes into an inheritance in Cape Lost, and finally, accompany her through the tensions and rewards that bring her into adulthood in The Golden Country. Each story, with its hallmark of warm family relationships where members weather together the ups and downs of life, will be a welcome addition to the family literature bookshelf. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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