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Book of the Maidservant

Rebecca Barnhouse (2009), 231 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction, Historical
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Medieval life is not easy for an indentured servant. Johanna must do whatever her mistress tells her to do. Her mistress is Dame Margery Kempe, known for her public prayers and fits of weeping in sympathy with the Lord's suffering. Dame Margery says she was told by God that she must go on a pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land, and Johanna must accompany her. This is Johanna's story of the difficult journey, by boat and by foot, from England to Rome. It is a journey that takes pilgrims through what is now Germany and over the Alps. Her fellow pilgrims treat Johanna as though she is servant to them all. Along the way, Dame Margery deserts Johanna, but Johanna continues to travel and search for Dame Margery, since that is the only way Johanna knows she can return home. This story is based on the actual first-known autobiography of Dame Margery Kempe about her life and pilgrimage. The maidservant was real, too, although she was never named in Dame Margery's story.
Similar books: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz; Ramsay Scallop by Frances Temple
Reviewed by: vverscaj
Date read: 12/13/2011
ISBN-13: 9780375858567
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Boxcar Children

Gertrude Chandler Warner (1942), 158 pages
Illustrated by L. Kate Deal
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Adventure, Classic, Fiction, Mystery
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Four orphaned children discover an abandoned boxcar and decide to live there. Will they be able to survive on their own without any adults to help them? The children have several gentle adventures, then the book has a happy ending. If you enjoy this book, read the many others in the series. The first 19 were written by Gertrude Chandler Warner, and the later ones were written by other authors in Warner's style.
Reviewed by: msp
Date read: 1/6/2011
ISBN-10: 0807508519
ISBN-13: 9780807508510
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Commenter: Alan, grade 2
This is a good book. It has children...alone...somewhere...
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Commenter: Alan, grade 5
Forget what I said in 2nd grade. This book is amazing!
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Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

Natalie Standiford (2003), 48 pages
Illustrated by Donald Cook
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Adventure, Animal, Easy Reader, Historical, Nonfiction
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Read this true life adventure story about courage and determination. You'll learn about Balto, the sled dog, who against all odds, saved the lives of the sick people of Nome, Alaska by carrying medicine 53 miles in the snow during a 30 degree below zero blizzard.
Similar authors: Peter Roop
Similar books: Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roop; Sled Dogs: Artic Athletes by Elizabeth Ring; Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race by Patricia Seibert
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/3/2009
ISBN-10: 039499695X
ISBN-13: 9780394996950
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Brief History of Montmaray

Michelle Cooper (2009), 304 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Especially for Girls, Fiction, Historical
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On her sixteenth birthday, in 1936, on the fictional island of Montmaray, Sophia FitzOsborne begins keeping a diary. She writes about living on their island kingdom with her mad uncle, the king, her sister, Henry, her cousin, Veronica, and their very loyal housekeeper, Rebecca. Their castle is crumbling, the drawbridge is rotting, and they've sold most of their possessions. Sophie dreams of going to England to wear beautiful dresses and live like other people. The tensions on the mainland with the Nazis in Germany seem very far away until two German soldiers arrive. Their visit triggers tragedy, adventure and the revelation of dark family secrets. The story takes awhile to get going, but the ending is a blockbuster.
Reviewed by: hap
Date read: 2/5/2010
ISBN-10: 0375958649
ISBN-13: 9780375958649
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Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis (1999), 256 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Adventure, Fiction, Historical, Humor
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In Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, Bud has been in and out of foster homes since the death of his mother. When a foster home situation goes awry and Bud is sentenced to a night in the shed, Bud runs away, determined to find the man he believes is his father. The only things he has to go on are clues from his mother's possessions: mysterious stones with writing on them and some flyers announcing performances of a music personality. Bud sets off on a trip across the state, with only his 'Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself' to guide him. If Bud can keep his wits about him on his unexpected adventure, he might just find himself where he belongs.
Similar authors: Mildred Taylor
Similar books: A Year down Yonder by Richard Peck
Awards nominated: 2014 Bluestem Award Nominee
Awards won: John Newbery Medal
Awards won: Coretta Scott King Award
Reviewed by: emc
Date read: 4/28/2013
ISBN-10: 0385323069
ISBN-13: 9780385323062
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