Tag Archives: historical fiction

Book Review – Code Word Courage by Kirby Larson

By Awnali Mills Before Billie’s brother, Leo, heads off to fight in WWII, he brings home his friend Denny.  One the way home, Denny and Leo find an injured, abandoned dog which they entrust to Billie.  The dog, Bear, becomes … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr

By Awnali Mills In Edinburgh, 1872, mute Boy is scratching out a hand-to-mouth existence as a pickpocket.  When the criminal Scratcherd sets him to recover what a dead man stole, Boy is confident he can do the job.  But he … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

By Awnali Mills Twelve-year-old Candice is stuck in the small town of Lambert, SC, for the summer while her newly divorced parents try to sell the home she grew up in.  She’s upset at missing hanging out with her friends, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm

By Awnali Mills It’s Key West, Florida in the height of the Depression.  Beans Curry is the leader of a gang of boys who knows what’s what, and he’s determined to help his family out in this time of trouble.  … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Book of Boy by Catherine Murdock

By Awnali Mills Hunchbacked Boy is a simple goatherder, who works for a terribly injured lord.  When a pilgrim comes and spots Boy’s ability to climb, he buys Boy’s services and takes him on a pilgrimage through medieval Europe, on … Continue reading

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Book Review – League of Archers by Eva Howard

By Awnali Mills Ellie Dray and her friends loved to play at being Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and dubbed themselves the League of Archers.  But time and tragedy have made them grow up.  Ellie’s father died in the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Breaker Boy by Joan Hiatt Harlow

By Awnali Mills Corey is anxious to join his father in working in the mines of Pennsylvania.  That is, until he falls through the ice and drowns.  He is rescued and revived by reclusive Mrs. Chudzik, but suffers from PTSD … Continue reading

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