Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

Mary on Horseback: Three Mountain Stories by Rosemary Wells (1998)

You may know Rosemary Wells from her well-known picture books about Max and Ruby, but she has also written and illustrated dozens of other books, both fiction and non-fiction.  Mary on Horseback is one of her better known non-fiction books. … Continue reading

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6 Civil War Novels by Ann Rinaldi (1988 – 2007)

Ann Rinaldi has written dozens of historical novels and she was my secret weapon as a homeschool mom.  No matter what American historical time period we were studying, Ms. Rinaldi had an excellent book for my middle grade and high … Continue reading

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Ben and Me by Robert Lawson (1939)

“For many years I was [Ben Franklin’s] closest friend and adviser and, if I do say it, was in great part responsible for his success and fame. Not that I wish to claim too much: I simply hope to see … Continue reading

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Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese- American Evacuation by Yoshiko Uchida (1971)

What was it like to be Japanese and living in the western United States when Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941?  Yoshiko Uchida lived through that very scenario as a young, college-age woman.  She shares her personal experiences in Journey to … Continue reading

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Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop (1952)

Twenty and Ten is a touching World War II story based on a true events. Twenty French 5th graders have been moved to the countryside during the Nazi occupation of France.  They are in the care of Sister Gabriel, a … Continue reading

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The White Stag by Kate Seredy (1937)

This poetic folktale tells the ancient, mystical founding of Hungary. Nimrod the Mighty Hunter, from the Old Testament, has two sons, Hunor and Magyar.  Their father  believes they are destined to lead his starving people to a land of plenty.  … Continue reading

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Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry (1953)

Brighty of the Grand Canyon is based on the adventures of a small burro who lived in the Grand Canyon in the early 1900s.  Brighty wandered the colorful cliffs, made friends with the tourists and even helped Teddy Roosevelt’s expedition … Continue reading

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