Monday, January 31, 2011

Historical Fiction

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For the most part our books are reading copies—wear and tear, but still enjoyable, usable books. I will use the following scale to evaluate their condition, noting any major blemishes in the description of the individual books:

Excellent—Like New, not EX-Library, like you would find at a new bookstore

Very Good—Maybe ex-library, maybe not (if not will say "NOT ex-lib"), very good shape, maybe a few page creases, or pencil marks, etc, still a very good book with tight binding and clean pages

Good—Some wear to cover and pages to be expected, may have had some hinge repair, but book is still solid, a very decent copy

Fair—Expect more wear and tear, tape reinforcement to spine or inside covers, tape to page tears, smudges on pages are usually present

Poor—Really sad book that has seen better days, still contains the wonderful ideas of the book, but is lacking on the physical appearance!

Condition Note: All are HARDBACK and Ex-Library with usual stamps and pockets, etc. unless otherwise noted. OOP means this book is Out of Print. Unless we have inadvertently misrepresented a book's condition, all sales are final.  Thanks for looking!


HISTORICAL FICTION

Historical Fiction Series:

G.A. Henty Books:
The Young Carthaginian, G.A.Henty. 1886, 1997. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
Orange and Green: A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick, G.A.Henty. 1887, 2001. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt, G.A.Henty. 1888, 1998. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion, G.A.Henty. 1892, 1996. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem, G.A.Henty. 1887, 1996. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the 14th Century, G.A.Henty. 1889, 2000. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
The Dragon and the Raven, or, The Days of King Alfred, G.A.Henty. 1885, 1995. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
St. George for England: A Tale of Cressy & Poitiers, G.A.Henty. 1884, 1999. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
In the Reign of Terror: The Adventures of a Westminster Boy, G.A.Henty. 1887, 2000. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*
True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence, G.A.Henty. 1885, 2002. NOT ex-library, Like New. $8.00 TQH*

Miscellaneous Historical Fiction: (Loosely Chronological Order)

Ancient History:
The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff. 1954, 2010. PAPERBACK, some general wear, good reading copy. $3.00 TQH*
The Lantern Bearers, Rosemary Sutcliff. 1959, 2010. PAPERBACK, Good condition. $4.00 TQH*
The Silver Branch, Rosemary Sutcliff. 1957, 1993. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH*

Middle Ages:
Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Gray. 1942, recent reprint. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $3.00 TQH*

Renaissance & Reformation Era:
Master Cornhill, Eloise Jarvis McGraw. 1973, 1995. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library. Some general wear, still good condition. $4.00 OOP TQH*

American Exploration/Colonial Era:
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell. 1960, Fair condition with DJ, lots of wear. $3.00 TQH*
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell. 1960, 1987. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*
A Lion to Guard Us, Clyde Robert Bulla. 1981, 1989. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, light wear, good condition. The story of three children travelling alone to Jamestown Colony. $3.00 TQH* ADE***
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare. 1958, 1987. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*
The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare. 1983, 2011. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, like new. $5.00 TQH*
The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare. 1983, 1999. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*

American Revolution:
My Brother Sam is Dead, James and Christopher Collier. 1974. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*
Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes. 1943, 1987. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH* AO**
A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony, Alice Turner Curtis. 1914, 1996. PAPERBACK, MY ex-library, cover has been laminated. Very good condition. $4.00 TQH*

American Expansion:
Moccasin Trail, Eloise Jarvis McGraw. 1952, 1992. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH*
Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink. 1935, 1973. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library fair condition. $2.00 TQH*

American Civil War & Reconstruction:
Shades of Gray, Carolyn Reeder. 1991. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, fair condition. $2.00 TQH*
Turn Homeward, Hannalee, Patricia Beatty. 1984. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*
The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara. 1975, 2003. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition, creases to spine. $4.00 TQH*
Across Five Aprils, Irene Hunt. 1965, 1986. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library. Fair condition. $2.00 TQH*
Thee, Hannah! Marguerite de Angeli. 1940, 2000. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $9.00 TQH*
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule, Harriette Gillem Robinet. 1998, 2000. PAPERBACK, fair condition. $2.00 TQH*
*Rifles for Watie, Harold Keith. 1957, 1987. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH* AO**

Modern World & American History:
The Young Colonists, G.A. Henty. Hurst and Co. edition. NOT ex-library, fair condition, staining to lower edge, wear and fraying to top and bottom of spine. Pages are not brittle but do have a few closed tears. Still fine reading copy. A Novel of the Boer War in South Africa. $5.00 TQH*
The Singing Tree, Kate Seredy. 1939, 1990. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH* ADE***
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry. 1989. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*
The Avion My Uncle Flew, Cyrus Fisher. 1946, 1993. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH* ADE***
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor. 1976. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $3.00 TQH*
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor. 1976, 1997. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH
Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan. 2000, 2007. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. I really enjoyed this story of an aristocratic girl from Mexico must endure reduced circumstances in a migrant camp during the Great Depression. $4.00
Blue Willow, Doris Gates. 1940, 1976. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH* ADE***
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, Bette Bao Lord. 1984. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH*



*TruthQuest History is a wonderful guide to studying history chronologically with living books--it has the most comprehensive book list I've ever seen in a homeschool curriculum

**AmblesideOnline is a free online Charlotte Mason curriculum whose book list is full of wonderful, living books