Medieval, Middle Ages, Dark Ages (Teen)

Crossley-Holland, Kevin.  The Seeing Stone.  Y FIC Crossley-Holland
In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own.

Cushman, Karen.  Catherine, Called Birdy.  Y FIC Cushman / Y PB C
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

Cushman, Karen.  The Midwife’s Apprentice.  Y FIC Cushman / Y PB C
In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.

Erskine, Kathryn.  The Badger Knight.  Y FIC Erskine
In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer–but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.

Levitin, Sonia.  The Cure.  Y FIC Levitin
A sixteen-year-old boy living in 2407 collides with the past when he finds himself in Strasbourg in 1348 confronting the anti-Semitism that sweeps through Europe during the Black Plague.

Osborne, Mary A.  Alchemy’s Daughter.  YPB Osborne
After her handsome tutor leaves to pursue his interest in alchemy, Santina distracts herself from her loss by taking interest in the activities of the village midwife, Trotula, until Trotula is accused of witchcraft.

Sherman, Josepha .  Windleaf.  Y FIC Sherman
In 1510 eighteen-year-old Thierry, orphaned Count of Foretterre, undertakes a series of difficult challenges in order to free the half-human, half-fairy girl he loves from the hold of her cold-hearted father, Lord of Faerie.

Tingle, Rebecca.  The Edge on the Sword.  Y FIC Tingle
In ninth-century Britain, fifteen-year-old Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred of West Saxony, finds she must assume new responsibilities much sooner than expected when she is betrothed to Ethelred of Mercia in order to strengthen a strategic alliance against the Danes.

Voigt, Cynthia.  On Fortune’s Wheel.  Y FIC Voigt
Faced with the prospect of an unhappy life in the Kingdom, fourteen-year-old Birle accompanies a young runaway nobleman on a journey south and falls into slavery in the citadel of a cruel prince.

Yolen, Jane.   The Queen’s Own Fool.   Y FIC Yolen
When twelve-year-old Nicola leaves Troupe Brufort and serves as the fool for Mary, Queen of Scots, she experiences the political and religious upheavals in both France and Scotland.

 

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