September 07, 2012

Middle Ages (Medieval Times) Book List III

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This is the third 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.). Only exceptional non-fiction is included here.

Non-Fiction

Adventures in the Middle Ages
by Linda Bailey
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
Kids Can Press
48 pp.
Ages 8-12
2000
Part of the Good Times Travel Agency series by author Linda Bailey and illustrator Bill Slavin, Adventures in the Middle Ages follows siblings Josh, Emma and Libby into medieval times of battles, catapults and unsanitary conditions.


Archers, Alchemists and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed
by Priscilla Galloway
Illustrated by Martha Newbigging
Annick Press
96 pp.
Ages 9-13
2003
Read about the wide variety of occupations by folks in the middle ages, far beyond the knights and castle folk most children know.


Clay Man: The Golem of Prague
by Irene N. Watts
Illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker
Tundra
84 pp.
Ages 9+
2009
A retelling of the classic tale of a man formed of clay by the Jewish people in Prague in the late 1500's.


The Serpent Bride: Stories from Medieval Danish Ballads
by K. V. Johansen
Thistledown Press
187 pp.
Ages 13+
1998
Ten stories from Medieval Denmark include witches or trolls, love stories, dark magic and sailing the high seas.


The Seventh Expert: An Interactive Medieval Adventure
by Mark Oakley
Illustrated by John Mantha
Annick
96 pp.
Ages 10-12
2008
Following violent weather in the 1300's, a medieval village must be rebuilt, with the help of the reader and the expert advice and tools of those who lived in the middle ages.

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