Category Archives: historical fiction

No Promises in the Wind

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: No Promises in the Wind Author: Irene Hunt Cover Illustrator: Lisa Falkenstern Publisher: Berkley, reissued 1986 ISBN-13: 978-0425099698 ISBN-10: 0425099695 Related website(s): http://www.penguinputnam.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Weasel

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Weasel Author: Cynthia DeFelice Publisher:  Avon Camelot, republished in 1991 ISBN-13: 978-0780708983 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0780708989 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0380713585 Paperback ISBN-10: 0380713586 Paperback Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing … Continue reading

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Into No Man’s Land: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Into No Man’s Land: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968 Author: Ellen Emerson White Cover Illustrator: Steve Stone Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks, reprinted 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0606262156 Hardcover ISBN-10: … Continue reading

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Children of the River

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Children of the River Author: Linda Crew Publisher: Laurel Leaf, reprinted 1991 ISBN-13: 978-0780709072 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0780709071 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0440210221 Paperback ISBN-10: 0440210221 Paperback Language level: 5 (unfortunately) (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang … Continue reading

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Riding the Flume

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Riding the Flume Author: Patricia Curtis Pfitsch Cover Illustrator: Cliff Nielsen Publisher: Aladdin, Reprinted 2004 ISBN-13: 978-0689838231 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0689838239 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0689866920 Paperback ISBN-10: 0689866925 Paperback Related website(s): http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Back to Bataan

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Back to Bataan Author: Jerome Charyn Cover Illustrator: Elaine Norman Publisher: Tribute Books, republished 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0374304768 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0374304769 Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780985792206 Paperback ISBN-10:  0985792206 Paperback Language level:  3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Hero

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Different Kind of Hero Author: Ann R. Blakeslee Cover Illustrator: Mary O’Keefe Young Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp., republished 2003 ISBN-13: 978-0761450009 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0761450009 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0761451471 Paperback ISBN-10: 0761451471 Paperback Language level: 3 … Continue reading

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Red-Dirt Jessie

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Red-Dirt Jessie Author: Anna Myers Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, republished 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0802781727 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0802781721 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1492866619 Paperback ISBN-10: 149286661X Paperback Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Pedro’s Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Pedro’s Journal: A Voyage with Christopher Columbus, August 3, 1492-February 14, 1493 Author: Pam Conrad Illustrator: Peter Koeppen Publisher: Scholastic, republished 1992 ISBN-13: 978-1878093172 Hardcover ISBN-10: 1878093177 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0590462068 Paperback ISBN-10: 0590462067 Paperback Language … Continue reading

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Kira-Kira

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Kira-Kira Author: Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Reprinted 2006 ISBN-13: 978-0689856396 Hardcover ISBN-10: 0689856393 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0689856402 Paperback ISBN-10: 0689856407 Paperback Related website(s): http://www.scholastic.com (publisher0 Language level: 5 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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