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The story of a fourteen-year-old girl in Ireland whose safe and comfortable life is turned upside down. Her plans to return home and get married are disrupted by the arrival of St. Patrick, whose new ideas make her question her Druid upbringing.
Riveting story of an orphan boy who grows up to be a Samurai in 16th century Japan. Excellent introduction to Japanese culture.
Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, the Bronze Bow by author Elizabeth George Speare is the dramatic story of a young Jewish rebel who is won over by the gentle teachings of Jesus. A wonderful story.
A heartwarming story about the son of a traveling minstrel who is separated from his father and forced to live by his wits and music.
Mara, a slave, plays the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies--each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Exciting story of adventure, romance and intrigue in Ancient Egypt.
When Halima and Atiyah were babies, they were pledged in marriage. Now Atiyah has been sent away, a political pawn in a war between Beduin tribes in 1302.
The Mystery of the Roman Ransom is about a group of boys who purchase a slave for their tutor on his 50th birthday. When their tutor refuses their gift, the slave tells the boys of a murderous plot against one of their fathers. This is where the adventure -- and fun -- begins.
Uriah, a Hittite warrior, lived in the time of Deborah, 200 years before David and Saul. This is his story. It makes those ancient times, cities, and peoples -- the Hittites, Canaanites, Hebrews, and Achaeans (Greeks) -- all come to life once more.
A Roman slave, accused of murder, is helped by a "secret" Christian.
The story of a Celtic boy who serves Lord Artos (who will later become King Arthur) and his companions in fifth-century Britain.
In the year A.D. 781, Carl's father, Charlemagne, reveals that Carl will inherit the throne instead of the oldest son, Pepin. But Carl has his misgivings. How can he accept this honor?
High drama, hazardous quests and unforgettable characters (mortal and immortal) reveal the landscape of early Greece and its most famous legends. From the loves of the gods (think Cupid and Psyche) to their rivalry with man (think King Midas) the stories in this introduction to classic mythology will thrill adventure seekers.