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Augustine Came to Kent, Living History LibraryAugustine Came to Kent, Living History Library
Barbara Willard
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Barbara Willard has beautifully combined history and the Christian faith in this book. With a true storyteller's instinct, she has interwoven historical facts with an absorbing fictitious tale in such a way that eager readers will take delight in, and learn from, the great adventure of St. Augustine's mission to the land of the Angles (later England). The story centers on young Wolf who has journeyed many difficult miles from Rome to the land of his birth. He witnesses the historic meeting between the Saxon King of Kent and the man who would be known as St. Augustine of Canterbury. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
     

 
Beowulf the WarriorBeowulf the Warrior
Ian Serraillier
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Beowulf is one of the world's oldest classics, and is the oldest epic in the English language. Retold in more modern prose, this translation brings the memorable adventures of the hero to life. FRom his rescuing of Hrothgar the Dane to his victory over Grendel and his saving the Geats from the horror of the dragon. 64 pages, softcover.
     

 
Between the Forest and the HillsBetween the Forest and the Hills
Ann Lawrence
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* In Iscium, an isolated Roman town in ancient Britain, officials keep a low profile to avoid neighboring barbarians. When young Falx runs away and finds a lost girl, a merchant returns them to the terrified townsfolk. He presents a bizarre plan involving two talking ravens---and life's never the same for anybody! 247 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.
     

 
If All the Swords in EnglandIf All the Swords in England
Barbara Willard
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It is the year 1170. The long-standing battle of wills between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry II has come to a climax. The twins Edmund and Simon, one in the service of the Archbishop and the other a page of the King, witness the dramatic events leading up to the infamous cathedral slaying. Ages 10 and up.
     

 
The Hidden Treasure of GlastonThe Hidden Treasure of Glaston
Eleanore M. Jewett
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Amidst great mystery, Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury Abbey by his father who must flee to England too swiftly to be burdened by a crippled son. Ashamed of his physical weakness, yet possessed of a stout heart, Hugh finds that life at the abbey is surprisingly full in this year 1171, in the turbulent days of King Henry II. Hugh, his friend Dickon and their strange friend, the mad Bleheris uncover a treasure trove, and with it a deeper mystery of the sort that could only occur in Glastonbury where Joseph of Arimithea was said to have lived out his last years. Before all is done, more is resolved than Hugh could ever have hoped. Recommended for ages 10 and up. A 1947 Newbery Honor book.
     

 

 

 
Red Falcons of TremoineRed Falcons of Tremoine
Hendry Peart
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In turbulent 12th-century England, 15-year-old Leo has been kept in the dark about his parentage. But after the heir to the house of Wardlock is killed in the Crusades, it's revealed that Leo is heir not only to Wardlock but also to its fierce rival---the house of Tremoine! In seeking out his heritage, will Leo live out love and forgiveness as he's been taught? 256 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.
     

 
Big John's Secret, Living History LibraryBig John's Secret, Living History Library
Eleanore M. Jewett
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When 16-year-old John reaches the Holy Land during the Fifth Crusade, he hasn't come to fight. He's searching for his father. The lonely boy is drawn to a little friar who's on a quest of his own---to convert the Saracens to Christ. Will God use Brother Francis to help John achieve his heart's desire? 207 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.
     

 
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.
     

 

 
The Letzenstein Chronicles #2: Following the PhoenixThe Letzenstein Chronicles #2: Following the Phoenix
Meriol Trevor
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Rafael Le Marre, introduced in the first of the Letzenstein Chronicles, collects--through unexpected circumstances--three companions whom he leads on an adventurous journey from Paris to the heart of Letzenstein. The Revolution of February, 1848, has erupted in Paris. Paul and Christie, both English, and Jeanne d'Estel of Valmay each have concerns of their own to pursue. But when the generous-hearted Rafael is arrested by political enemies, harrowing days follow. Will the proverbial "Phoenix" (which figures on the Le Marre family crest) arise again from the ashes? Important truths of character come to light, and Rafael's stature emerges, even while his life hangs in the balance. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
     

 

 

 
The Lark in the MornThe Lark in the Morn
Elfrida Vinpont
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Along with three older brothers who are away at school, 12 -year-old Kit has been raised by their young, energetic cousin Laura. Ever since the death of Professor Harvard's wife, Laura has given herself to creating an ordered life for her uncle, conscientiously caring for his four children, but also jealously "protecting" the scholarly Quaker from the day-to-day affairs of the household, especially as they relate to dreamy, untidy, Kit.
     

 

 

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