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Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Published 23 July 2015

Young Adult

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A baker's son, who dreams of becoming a riding master at Vienna's Spanish Court Riding School, is admitted as an apprentice and achieves his desire under the tutelage of both two-legged and four-legged masters.

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Published December 1909


Now even young readers can enjoy Shakespeare's stories in a bold new retelling that captures the drama and adventure of the original plays.

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Halinka by Mirjam Pressler

Published 15 October 1998


While living in a home for emotionally disturbed girls in Germany just after World War II, twelve-year-old Halinka carefully hides her thoughts, feelings, and even her hopes.

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Sparrows in the Scullery by Barbara Brooks Wallace

Published 1 February 1999


Wealthy, orphaned Colley is kidnapped, placed in the awful Broggin Home for Boys, and put to work in a dangerous glass factory. Someone wants Colley dead, but that person has not counted on five scrappy boys, fellow inmates, who are determined that Colley will live.

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The Manor School by L T Meade

Published 13 May 2020


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Heidi (Heidi, #1) by Johanna Spyri

Published 1 January 1900


Orphaned Heidi lives with her gruff but caring grandfather on the side of Swiss mountain, where she befriends young Peter the goat-herd. She leads an idyllic life, until she is forced to leave the mountain she has always known to go and live with a sickly girl in the city. Will Heidi ever see her grandfather again? A classic tale of a young girl's coming-of-age, of friendship, and familial love, Heidi has inspired countless dramatic versions, both on TV and in film, including Shirley Temple's fa...

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The Swallows' Flight by Hilary McKay

Published 27 May 2021


From the Costa Award-winning author Hilary McKay, comes a moving WWII story of family and friendship on opposite sides of a devastating conflict. The Swallows' Flight is the stunning companion novel to The Skylarks' War.Erik and Hans are German boys. Ruby and Kate are English girls. They grow up in worlds that would never meet, until war tumbles their lives together. Then one September afternoon there are choices to be made.How is courage lost, and found?Who is really the enemy?And what does fri...

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Otto es un osito de peluche hecho en Alemania. Es obsequiado a David por su cumpleanos, y con el y su amigo Oskar viven diversas aventuras. Cuando a David se lo llevan a un campo de concentracion, Otto se queda con Oskar. Cuando bombardean la ciudad, Oskar huye dejando atras a Otto, quien luego es rescatado por un soldado americano a quien le salva la vida. La hija del soldado recibe de regalo a Otto, roto y manchado, y finalmente el osito termina en un cubo de basura antes de ser rescatado e ir...

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A National Book Award Finalist. In 1915 Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey. This secure world is shattered when some family members are whisked away while others are murdered before his eyes. Vahan loses his home and family, and is forced to live a life he would never have dreamed of in order to survive. Somehow Vahan’s incredible strength and spirit help him endure, even knowing that each day could be his last.

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A peasant changes places with a prince and both youths learn something about "pleasures and palaces."

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Luca Vero is a member of the secret Order of Darkness, tasked with searching out and reporting signs of the end of the world. Breaking his journey in Piccolo, he finds a place filled with superstitious fears: of the unknown, of the forces of the sea and sky, of strangers. With him are his loyal friend and servant, Frieze, and his clerk, Brother Peter, as well as the Lady Isolde and her mysterious servant-companion Ishraq. The five of them are followed into the town by a huge children's crusade,...

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This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur’s Age of Chivalry the “great and beneficent” miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era’s faith in scientific and social progress. A central document in American intellectual history, A Connecticut Ya...

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Candle at Dusk (Ariel Book) by E.M. Almedingen

Published 1 January 1969


In spite of his recent betrothal and his fear of a Saracen invasion, an eighth-century Frankish boy obtains his father's skeptical permission to live for a time at the neighboring abbey in order to learn to read.

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At Agincourt by G A Henty

Published 1 November 2001


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An Innocent Soldier by Josef Holub

Published 1 February 2006

Young Adult

A naive country boy grapples with life in the army during Napoleon's disastrous campaign against Russia. Adam is a farmhand conscripted by Napoleon's army, which is gathering strength for its campaign against Russia. Sergeant Krauter makes Adam the victim of his most sadistic urges. But when an aristocratic young lieutenant spots Adam and requisitions him as his personal valet, Adam's life seems to take a turn for the better. As Adam and Lieutenant Konrad Klara draw closer to Moscow, they enco...

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For well over thirty years, Eric P. Kelly's Newbery Award winner has brought the color and romance of ancient times to young readers. Today, The Trumpeter of Krakow is an absorbing and dramatic as when it was first published in 1928. There was something about the Great Tarnov Crystal...Wise men spoke of it in hushed tones. Others were ready to kill for it. Now a murderous Tartar chief is bent on possessing it. But young Joseph Charnetski was bound by an ancient oath to protect the jewel at all c...