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  • Clay Manby Irene N. Watts; Kathryn E. Shoemaker

    Tundra 2012; US$ 19.95

    It is 1595, and the rabbi?s son Jacob is frustrated with having to live in the walled ghetto known as Jewish Town. Why can?t he venture outside of the gates and explore the beautiful city? His father warns him that Passover is a dangerous time to be a Jew and that the people from outside accuse the Jews of dreadful deeds. But one night, Jacob follows... more...

  • Hitler's Canaryby Sandi Toksvig

    Roaring Brook Press 2007; US$ 9.24

    "My brother stood up so quickly he almost knocked Mama over. 'Why aren't you doing something? Do you know what the British are calling us? Hitler's canary! I've heard it on the radio, on the BBC. They say he has us in a cage and we just sit and sing any tune he wants.'" Bamse's family are theater people. They don't get involved in politics. "it had... more...

  • The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitakerby Cynthia DeFelice

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2007; US$ 9.24

    "It is 1849, and 12-year-old Lucas watches his entire family die from consumption...Readers will experience a period when even a doctor's knowledge was very limited, and through Lucas's eyes, will come to realize how fear and desperation can make people willing to try almost anything." --Starred, School Library Journal 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...

  • 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 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...

  • War's Endby Victoria Bowen

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 11.50

    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... more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: The Fugitive from Corinthby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times.. It seems that Flavia's tutor, Aristo, has committed a terrible crime - attempting to murder Flavia's own father. When Aristo escapes, Flavia and her friends give chase, but they aren't the only ones on Aristo's trail. Who else is after the young tutor? And what made him want... more...