Category Archives: historical fiction

Book Review: The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell HMH Editions for Young Readers, 2010 (reprint) ISBN-13: 978-0547334004 Available: Paperback, Audible, Kindle edition   Scott O’Dell is best known as a writer of historical fiction for children, particularly for novels set  in California or … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg 47North, 2017 ISBN-13:978-1477806104 Available: Paperback, Kindle edition, Audible, MP3 CD   The Fifth Doll is an excellent fantasy novel for pre-teens and young adults.  Charlie N. Holmberg has written several novels about young heroines who … Continue reading

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Review: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler

Kano Murakai, better known as Risuko (Squirrel) loves only one thing more than climbing—her family. But her mother has just sold her to Lady Chiyomi, a mysterious woman who runs a compound that trains women to be soldiers in Japan’s … Continue reading

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