Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)


"The Not-So Nice Victorians"

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"Sparks" series; Three rip-roaring tales of historical adventure which were individual titles in the 'Sparks' series. Fun to read but also historically accurate and supports key topics in the history curriculum at KS2. Paperback, 192 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 505g.
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ISBN:  0749663162
Publisher:  Hachette Children's Books
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Primary & Secondary Education Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"The Story of Boudicca"

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"Historical Stories" series; Presents historical events, facts and key people in an enjoyable storyform With illustrations (some col.). Paperback, 48 pages. Size: 205 x 147 mm. Weight: 109g.
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ISBN:  0750254300
Publisher:  Hachette Children's Books
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Primary & Secondary Education Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Teeth of the Gale"

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"Red Fox Older Fiction" series; The final part of an adventure trilogy set in early-19th-century Spain. Now a dashing 18-year-old law student, Felix Brooke receives an urgent message from his grandfather. He races home to Villaverde, where he's been chosen to lead a dangerous mission, accompanied by his childhood sweetheart. New ed. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 180 x 110 mm. Weight: 188g.
Author:  Aiken, Joan
ISBN:  0099537915
Publisher:  Random House Children's Books
Date:  1997  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing"

Traitor to the Nation

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"Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation" series; Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation. Volume 1, The Pox Party. A fascinating portrait of betrayal - part gothic tale, part historical fiction - set against a backdrop of tragedy, slavery and war. Boston, 1775. Raised by a society of rational philsophers, who call each other by a number, Octavian and his mother - a princess in exile from a faraway land - are the only people in their household assigned names. Only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments - and his own chilling role in them. With illustrations. Hardback, 460 pages. Size: 229 x 165 mm. Weight: 156g.
Author:  Anderson, M.T.
ISBN:  0763624020
Publisher:  Candlewick Press,U.S.
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation"

The Kingdom on the Waves

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Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves. In this second volume of 'The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing', Octavian and Doctor Trefusis escape to Virginia where Octavian joins up with Lord Dunmore's troops, following the famous proclamation promising to liberate any slave that will fight the British in the Revolutionary war. While there, Octavian reunites with Bono, fights in vicious battles and falls desperately in love. Hardback, 368 pages. Size: 228 x 165 mm. Weight: 1026g.
Author:  Anderson, M.T.
ISBN:  0763629502
Publisher:  Candlewick Press,U.S.
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Leonardo and the Flying Boy"

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Zoro is the young pupil of Leonardo da Vinci. Every day he works hard in Leonrado's workshop, but he is never allowed inside the secret locked room, where Leonardo spends hours hammering and sawing at a mysterious invention. One day Leonardo brings a mischievous boy named Salai to work for him, who steals the keys to find out what is inside... With illustrations. New ed. Paperback, 32 pages. Size: 360 x 455 mm. Weight: 555g.
Author:  Anholt, Laurence
ISBN:  1845074556
Publisher:  Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Children's (6-12) Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Crispin"

The Cross of Lead

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The prizewinning title set during the Peasants' Revolt. Hardback, 272 pages. Size: 216 x 135 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Avi
ISBN:  0689837747
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Ltd
Date:  2003  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Children / Juvenile Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"The Dungeon"

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In this story we meet Bruce McLennan, a Scottish laird, a man sorely changed by a terrible family tragedy. He is a domineering master, an uncaring landlord, a cruel man, who has his heart set on building himself a castle and a dungeon in which to punish his enemies in the future. New ed. Paperback, 128 pages. Size: 197 x 130 mm. Weight: 178g.
Author:  Banks, Lynne Reid
ISBN:  0007137788
Publisher:  Harpercollins Publishers
Date:  2003  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Remember the Alamo"

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Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 235 x 190 mm. Weight: 407g.
Author:  Barr, Amelia E.
ISBN:  1419144324
Publisher:  Kessinger Publishing Co
Date:  2004  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Joe Rat"

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Set in underbelly of Victorian London's East End, this book follows life of a tosher, Joe, who lives by scavenging in the sewers around the area of Whitechapel. It is a tale of survival in a society which fosters neither friendship nor trust. But Joe comes to know both after a encounter with a girl, Bess, and 'madman' who inhabits Pound's Field. With black and white 'bookplates'. Paperback, 320 pages. Size: 178 x 127 mm. Weight: 192g.
Author:  Barratt, Mark
ISBN:  1862302189
Publisher:  Random House Children's Books
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Children / Juvenile Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Angelmonster"

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Mary and her sister Jane have always longed for a handsome young poet to whisk them away from their mundane life. Then, in the spring of 1814, Percy Shelley walks into their father's shop, like an angel of deliverance. Paperback, Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 243g.
Author:  Bennett, Veronica
ISBN:  0744559863
Publisher:  Walker Books Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Shakespeare's Apprentice"

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Sam is an apprentice actor and member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men. While onstage, Sam notices the Lady Lucie. The two begin to fall in love. But when Lord Essex is convicted of treason and sent to the Tower, there are repercussions for his family. Can Sam save Lucie? And can they really have a life together though Sam is merely a lowly actor? Paperback, 200 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 241g.
Author:  Bennett, Veronica
ISBN:  1844281485
Publisher:  Walker Books Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Julius Caesar"

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"Shakespeare's Tales" series; A vivid retelling of the plot of Shakespeare's classic play for KS2-3 (ages 9-12) With illustrations. New ed. Hardback, 80 pages. Size: 204 x 136 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Birch, Beverley Shakespeare, William
ISBN:  0750249625
Publisher:  Hachette Children's Books
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Primary & Secondary Education Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"Midsummer Night's Dream"

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"Shakespeare's Tales" series; A vivid retelling of the plot of Shakespeare's classic play for KS2-3 (ages 9-12) With illustrations. New ed. Hardback, 80 pages. Size: 204 x 136 mm. Weight: 168g.
Author:  Birch, Beverley Shakespeare, William
ISBN:  0750249633
Publisher:  Hachette Children's Books
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Primary & Secondary Education Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

"The Shakespeare Stealer"

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Fourteen-year-old Widge has very little going for him but he can write shorthand, a valuable asset to the man who wants to steal Shakespeare's play Hamlet. However, when Widge arrives in London with Falconer and joins the Shakespeare players, he forgets his task. How can he betray them now? Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 196 x 130 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  Blackwood, Gary L.
ISBN:  0862786347
Publisher:  O'Brien Press Ltd
Date:  1999  (Ireland)
Readership:  Teenage / Young Adult Historical Fiction (Children's / Young Adult)

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