Category Archives: Historical fiction

Anne Holm – I Am David

I Am David by Anne Holm is yet another grade 7 novel study I did with my library class.  This one I actually liked and it inspired the major motion picture.  Although I don’t generally like movies based on books, … Continue reading

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Shi Nai’an / Luo Guanzhong – The Outlaws of the Marsh (translated by Sidney Shapiro)

Well well, I just reviewed an American classic, The Great Gatsby, so I suppose it’s time to review a Chinese classic – The Outlaws of the Marsh, also known as Water Margin.  One of the four great Chinese novels.  Chinese people would know … Continue reading

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Cynthia Sally Haggard – Thwarted Queen

Thwarted Queen is a debut novel by author Cynthia Sally Haggard.  The novel is a historical fiction about the life of Cecylee “Rose of Raby” Neville in the early 15th century.  It is actually broken up into 4 books, The … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace

  I have finally done it; I have completed the Mount Everest of books – Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.  Like climbing Mount Everest, finishing War and Peace is a feat that only a few can claim and now I … Continue reading

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>Joy Kogawa – Naomi’s Road

> On December 7, 1941, the Japanese navy attacked Pearl Harbor.  After that day, all Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians were sent to internment camps and all their property were sold.  Joy Kogawa was a young Japanese girl at the … Continue reading

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