This historical fiction novel is about an orphan in ancient Egypt. He desires nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps as a goldsmith but is forced into a life that he despises. A story of suspense and action in which Egyptian life from impoverished hovel to magnificent palace is dramatically portrayed.
An exciting and readable version of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, a thrilling saga of heroism and magical adventure.
Before the Great Plague swept London in 1665, eleven-year-old Michael Cornhill led a happy life with his foster family.
A stunning collection of more than 700 poems spanning the centuries from the Bible to the first half of the 20th Century and including all styles and all interests--from light verse to epics and the foolish to the sublime.
Juan de Pareja is slave to the great artist Velazquez. De Pareja learns to paint in secret and ends up having some of his paintings hung in art museums. An engaging story based on real people.
Multiple award winner. The riddle of the Mona Lisa is solved in a most ingenious reconstruction of the middle years of Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance Man.
Set in 12th-century Korea. A young orphan boy raised by a beggar under a bridge becomes an apprentice to a master potter and grows in his own talents. His journey shows faith, perseverance, and courage.
This sequel to The Ides of April tells of the volatile and dangerous times in Palestine during AD 70. The book brings to life the time period of the Jews revolting against Roman authority while the Greek cities get caught in the middle.
Story of an Egyptian prince in 701 BC who reluctantly and unexpectedly succeeds to the throne and is then forced to run for his life. When he escapes he must choose alliance with either the Assyrian King or King Hezekiah of the Jews.
In the year 1171, the confrontation between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry has come to a bloody end. Abandoned and crippled, young Hugh takes refuge at Glastonbury Abbey under the care of a kind abbot.
Sutcliff. Violence and unrest are sweeping through Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius find themselves caught up in the middle of it all when they discover a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In fear for their lives, they gather together a tattered band of men and lead them into the thick of battle, to defend the honor of Rome. But will they be in time to save the Emperor?
Set in the late Middle Ages, a quick-witted orphan risks his life to care for a wounded knight who is on a quest but can't remember what he is searching for. This Middle Ages literature is exciting, engrossing, enchanting!
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A heartwarming story from Elizabethan England.