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  • Ithakaby Adèle Geras

    RHCP 2010; US$ 12.68

    ITHAKA tells the story of the women left behind after the end of the Trojan War. While Odysseus is slowly making his way home, overcoming terrible obstacles sent by the gods, his wife Penelope does not know whether he's alive or dead. How long will she be able to withstand the pressure of the numerous suitors who seek her hand (and Ithaka) - and will... more...

  • The Road of Bonesby Anne Fine

    RHCP 2011; US$ 11.27

    Told who to cheer for, who to believe in, Yuri grows up in a country where no freedom of thought is encouraged - where even one's neighbours are encouraged to report any dissension to the authorities. But it is still a shock when a few careless words lead him to a virtual death-sentence - sent on a nightmare journey up north to a camp amidst the frozen... more...

  • The Darkest Eveningby William Durbin

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    In the 1930s, some 6,000 Finnish Americans traveled to Karelia, a province in Northwestern Russia, hoping to leave the Depression behind and to establish a workers' paradise. Based on these true events, The Darkest Evening chronicles the story of Jake Maki, whose father, caught up in the socialist fervor washing over their Finnish mining community... more...

  • Freedom Trainby Evelyn Coleman; David Riley

    Margaret K. McElderry Books 2012; US$ 7.99

    Now in paperback, an enthralling account of a young boy?s struggle to help freedom triumph over fear in the 1940s American South. It?s 1947, and twelve-year-old Clyde Thomason is proud to have an older brother who guards the Freedom Train?a train that is traveling to all forty-eight states carrying the country?s most important documents, including... more...

  • The Last Songby Eva Wiseman

    Tundra 2012; US$ 9.99

    Spain had been one of the world?s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel?s family feels safe from the terrors, torture, and burnings. After all, her father is a respected physician in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was raised as a Catholic and doesn?t know that her... more...

  • Nightjohnby Gary Paulsen

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    "To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got . . . . That's why they don't want us reading." -- Nightjohn "I didn't know what letters was, not what they meant, but I thought it might be something I wanted to know. To learn."--Sarny Sarny,... more...

  • Sarnyby Gary Paulsen

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    Many readers of Nightjohn have wanted to know what happened to Sarny, the young slave whom Nightjohn taught to read. Here is Sarny's story, from the moment she leaves the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children. Her search takes her to New Orleans and the home of the mysterious and remarkable... more...

  • War's Endby Victoria Bowen

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 11.20

    An Australian story that has rarely been told Suddenly I saw how much Dad coming home mattered to Mum. She needed him to share with. Pa helped but it wasn't the same, and he needed time to himself as well. I saw that Jack needed Dad home to save his life from being something he hated. And Martha needed him to say she was doing the right thing. I was... more...

  • 17 The Man from Pomegranate Streetby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; Not Available

    September AD 81. Flavia and her friends learn of the mysterious and sudden death of the Emperor Titus. Was his death natural? Or was it murder? As the four detectives investigate this mystery, they little dream how much their lives - as well as the future of Italy - will be changed as a result. more...

  • 13 The Slave-girl from Jerusalemby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; Not Available

    This exciting adventure gives fascinating insight into the workings of the Roman legal system in a page-turning court room drama. As always, Caroline Lawrence springs new surprises for all the characters and provides motives, means and opportunity for one determined felon. And, as ever, it's up to the four young detectives to crack the case . . . more...