Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner (1986)

Alice is on the run!  Her father has just been murdered and she has no where to go and no idea who she can trust.  She’s pretty sure her father’s killers were sent by Queen Elizabeth I.  Can she find … Continue reading

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Riding the Pony Express by Clyde Robert Bulla (1948)

In a day when you can call or text just about anyone on the planet instantaneously, it’s fascinating to remember that back in 1860-1861 the fastest delivery service on the planet was the Pony Express.  In an effort to connect … Continue reading

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The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh (1954)

The purported true story of seven-year-old Sarah Noble. In 1707, Sarah and her father travel to the frontier of Connecticut to establish a homestead on property he has recently purchased.  Connecticut is wild country in those days, filled with animals … Continue reading

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Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964)

Across Five Aprils follows the Creighton family starting in April 1861, just as the American Civil War begins.  Over the next 4 years, young Jethro Creighton watches as  family members struggle how to serve or whether to serve at all.  … Continue reading

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Strawberry Girl and the Regional Series by Lois Lenski (1943 – 1968)

Lois Lenski wrote her Regional Series of children’s novels based on life in diverse areas of the United States.  This series was extremely popular with children who anticipated each new title for over 20 years!   Strawberry Girl, which won the Newbery … Continue reading

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Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark by Charles Bohner (1985)

Bold Journey: West With Lewis and Clark is based on actual journal entries of those who made the previously uncharted 4,000 mile journey from St. Louis, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. This exciting historical novel is told through the eyes … Continue reading

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Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (1950)

At-mun-shi is a young, magnificent African prince until he’s captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts and renamed Amos.  Amos survives the inhumane voyage to America and is eventually sold like a piece of meat to the highest bidder.  … Continue reading

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