Not only will this keep your 8 - 13 reading to the very end they will also be learning what is was like to live in the middle ages! I could actually see this being used by homeschooling Mom's as an educational tool as there is a glossary at the end which gives the present day definition to the terms used in the book for those words back then.
Personally I thought it ended rather abruptly and i think the author should continue the story of this boy and girl who were never meant to even know each other-much less become friends. Gentry and peasants did not coexist back then! But extenuating circumstances made it feasible.
I believe your pre-teen and young teens will really enjoy this story!
About the Book: (from the Publisher)
Author’s new children’s title explores the challenges of young life in the Middle Ages
Castle in Danger by retired NYC teacher Karen Rita Rautenberg is a richly evocative historical fiction novel set in the time of the Middle Ages in the 14th Century.
It tells the story of Emma, a very pretty and kind-hearted girl, who lives in a castle with her rich father, Baron Geoffrey. She meets a handsome, young peasant, Thomas, when he saves her from a frightening accident. They become friends and are thrown into many adventures. Thieves try to steal Emma's and her father Baron Geoffrey's jewels.
There is mystery and adventure with battles and a siege in her uncle's castle and a harrowing journey through the forests and countryside searching for Emma's missing cousin Helen, as well as personal intrigue and friendship involving the main characters.
The story weaves jousting tournaments, town fairs, scrumptious feasts, holidays, Christmas and All Hallow’s Eve, and Medieval traditions.
Well-crafted and laden with entertainment and learning value, Castle in Danger is intended for children ages nine to twelve.
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About the Author: (from the Publisher)
Karen Rita Rautenberg worked for over 25 years as a counselor, teacher and social worker. She is currently an author for children’s books. She lives in New York City.
Her previous children’s titles include Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara, which was the Winner of The iParenting Media Awards, 2010 and the Mom’s Choice Awards for 2010; and Lady Lucy’s Gallant Knight which was her first book set in the middle ages.
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