August 19, 2012

Middle Ages (Medieval Times) Book List II

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This is the second list of Canadian titles that deal with Medieval Times or the Middle Ages, which is generally accepted to have occurred from about 500 to 1500 C.E., after the fall of the Roman Empire until the Renaissance Era (14th c. to 16th c.). Several of these young adult books may be set in the 17th century as well.


Young Adult Fiction

1212: Year of the Journey 
by Kathleen McDonnell
Second Story Press
290 pp.
Ages 12+
2006
Based on a true story of a peaceful crusade in 1212 led by children, 1212 traces the lives of three multi-faith characters who search for answers to their questions about faith.


The Apprentice's Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain
by Melanie Little
Annick Press
310 pp.
Ages 12+
2009
In fifteenth century Spain, the Benvenistes, a family of conversos (Jews who converted to Christianity) must keep their secrets well once Queen Isabella comes to power and imposes her intolerance on the country. After Amir, a young man in Muslim attire, is welcomed by the family, shocking events, including the Spanish Inquisition, transpire to divide and destroy the family.

The Battle for Duncragglin
by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Tundra
310 pp.
Ages 11-14
2009
From a mysterious cave in Scotland, a young boy is transported to late 13th century and the time of William Wallace's struggle for Scottish independence.

The Burning Time
by Carol Matas
Orca
106 pp.
Ages 13-15
1994/200
Rose, a fifteen-year-old girl, and her mother are accused of witchcraft in late 1500's France. 



An Earthly Knight
by Janet McNaughton
HarperCollins
255 pp.
Ages 8-15
2003 
After her sister is disgraced,  Lady Jeanette Avenel, the teen  daughter of a Norman nobleman in Scotland, finds herself betrothed to the king's younger brother and heir.

Crusade: The Heretic's Secret, Book 1
by John Wilson
Key Porter
348 pp.
Ages 11-14
2009

Grail: The Heretic's Secret, Book 2
by John Wilson
Key Porter
348 pp.
Ages 11-14
2009
Two teenaged boys, John and Peter, raised in a Catholic orphanage, find themselves on opposite sides of the Roman Catholic Church's crusade against the Cathars in 13th century France.

Nine Days Queen
by Karleen Bradford
Scholastic
200 pp.
Ages 13+
1986
The story of Lady Jane Grey who was forced to become queen of England in 1553 when she was only 15 years of age.
The Sinclair Saga
by Mark Finnan
Formac
154 pp.
Ages 13+
1999
The story of Prince Henry Sinclair of Scotland and his possible voyages to the New World in the late 14th century.



Ingamald
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Spotted Cow Press
110 pp.
Ages 12-17
2001

A Winter's Tale
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Great Plains Publications
172 pp.
Ages 12-17
2004

A Glass Darkly
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Great Plains Publications
192 pp.
Ages 12-17
2006
This fantasy trilogy in a medieval setting tells the story of young Ingamald's battle to rid her homeland of Hinterland from the evil Morton Cornelius Winter, the self-proclaimed lord of the land.

1 comment:

Perogyo said...

I loved Nine Days Queen when I was in junior high. Seriously loved. I had no idea Karleen Bradford was Canadian. Yay!