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Books for children covering the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.


NOTE: See also the files: child-gam-msg, child-clothes-msg, baby-gifts-msg,

publications-msg, cookbooks-msg, bibliog-msg, children-msg, teenagers-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I  have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


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Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: Librarian <betpulib at ptd.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Book Picks Fall '98 -- Youth

Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 16:37:52 GMT


Following is a list of  new-release books reccomended for SCA children who would like more information about their special interests. As a librarian AND a

SCAdian, I like to keep an eye out for announcements of volumes such as these. I find that they are enjoyed by adult patrons as well as children.


Time-Life Education Books:


What Life Was Like.... series, grades 7-12 with interest in strong

readers for  grades 5 and up ($29.95 per volume makes these good books to request at school or in the public library)


          Title                                                      ISBN#

...In the Land of the Dragon: Imperial China  AD 960-1368          0-7835-5458-3

...Amid Splendor and Intrigue: The Byzantine Empire  AD 330-1453   0-7835-5457-5

...In the Realm of Elizabeth: England, AD 1533-1603                0-7835-5456-7

...When Rome Ruled the World: The Roman Empire  100 BC-AD 200      0-7835-5452-4

...At the Dawn of Democracy: Classical Athens  525-322 BC          0-7835-5453-2

...When Longships Sailed, Vikings: AD 800-1100                     0-7835-5454-0

...Among Druids and High Kings: Celtic Ireland, AD 400-1200        0-7835-5455-9

...On the Banks of the Nile: Egypt 3050-30 BC                      0-8094-9378-0

...In the age of Chivalry: Medieval Europe, AD 800-1500            0-7835-5451-6

Future Titles expected this year.


These books contain little-known facts and details; highlight key discoveries and inventions of the eras; Discuss several layers of society, including

education, women's roles, etc; have first-person accounts based on diaries, journals, wills, letters; include rare artifacts, art, and maps of the times; provide extensive bibliographies for further research.


Also reccomended:


Heroes of the Dawn: Celtic Myth  (examines celtic literature and records from all over europe. Emphasis is on the sacred places of the celts from springs and

rivers to stone circles and stone barrows. Traces the Arthurian myth and examines it's unique view of equality before god).                0-7054-2171-6


Sagas of the Norsemen: Viking and German Myth (examines the harsh world of the

vikings, and the myths that sprand from that reality. Draws on Icelandic, German, and Anglo-saxon traditions. Centers on the warring gods from Loki to the many monsters in Viking Myth. Includes an explanation of Viking cosmology). 0-7054-3533-4


PowerKids Press (Rosen Publishing Group)


Kids Throughout History Series. Reading Level 3 (interests k-4th grade).

Large type.

Kids in Ancient Egypt  0-8239-5256-8

Kids During the age of Exploration  0-8239-5257-6

Kids in Ancient Rome 0-8239-5253-3

Kids in the Middle Ages 0-8239-5120-0

Kids During the Rennaisance  0-8239-5121-9

Kids in Ancient Greece  0-8239-5122-7


This series covers what kids in these times and places were doing, what

their concerns

were, what they wore, ate, and did. Beautifully illustrated with

drawings, art, and photos.

Typically 15.93 each.


Lucent Books---Which to choose? This company must have been founded with

the SCAdian in mind!


World History Series (reading level grades 6-9, interest grades 4-12):

Ancient Greece 1-56006-229-0  How greek Ideas have shaped the world.

The Ancient Near-East 1-56006-284-3 Rise and fall of the cradle of


Many more...Assyrians, Byzantines, Caesar, Rome, Egypt, Greece, Mongols, Persians, Stone Age, Africa, Japan, and a special series on Medieval History:

Feudalism; Black Death; The Crusades, Early Middle Ages, Elizabethans, The Inquisition, late Middle Ages, Wars of the Roses.


The Way People Live series:

Life in the Middle Ages

Life Among the Vikings,

Life Among the Pirates

etc... an exhaustive series to cover every era of history the SCA covers.


Building History series:

Pyramids of Giza,


The Viking Longship,

The Medieval Castle

The Great Wall of China

These books include timelines, sidebars with informative asides, Photographs and

illustrations, bibliographies,. Interweaves human pursuits (the history of the time) with scientific and technological principles required to build the structures. $22.45 each.


Contact Lucent Books at 800-231-5163 for a catalog. You may have to

pretend you're a teacher, but it will be worth it!


Hope you can track down at least ONE of these books for your youngsters

to enjoy.





Subject: Re: Stefan's files for February

Date: Fri, 29 Jan 99 10:48:23 MST

From: "L. Herr-Gelatt" <liontamr at ptd.net>

To: "Mark.S Harris (rsve60)" <rsve60 at email.sps.mot.com>




Following is a list of SCA-related reading material I have gathered over

the last few months. Many of them are new releases. They are adult AND

children's titles this time. It is hoped that everyone reading this

missive will be able to find something to amuse, enthrall or engage them

while waiting for the pleasant spring weather to return. Enjoy!


                       Aoife---yep, a librarian


Dame Aoife Finn

Barony of the Endless Hills





<snip of adult books>


Children's Books:


Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Beijing by Robert F Baldwin ISBN

0-8225-3214-X Ancient, Imperial, and modern times. Kublai Khan, Marco

Polo, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Building of the Great Wall. Grades 4-7


Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Rome by Joan Barghusen ISBN

0-8225-3213-1 Pitch in as the Romans build and rebuild their city, one

disaster after another.


Brendan the Navigator: A History Mystery about the Discovery of America

by Jean Fritz. ISBN 0-698-11759-X Irish Saint's legendary voyage to the

Americas in a leather boat. Grades 3-4


Leaders of Ancient Greece by Lucent Books ISBN 1-56006-543-5

Rulers of Ancient Egypt by Lucent Books ISBN 1-56006-438-2

Scientists of Ancient Greece by Lucent Books ISBN 1-56006-362-9

Women Leaders of Nations by Lucent Books ISBN 1-56006-397-1

Life in Ancient Greece ISBN 1-56006-327-0

Life in Ancient Rome ISBN 1-56006-388-2

Life of a Roman Slave ISBN 1-56006-388-2 (typo in catalog?)

Life During the Crusades ISBN 1-56006-379-3

Life During the Middle Ages ISBN 1-56006-386-6

Life During the Renaissance ISBN 1-56006-375-0

Life During the Spanish Inquisition ISBN 1-56006-346-7

Life in the Elizabethan Theatre ISBN 1-56006-343-2

Life on a Medieval Pilgrimage ISBN 1-56006-325-4


The World in the Time of… Series by Fiona MacDonald, from World Almanac


The World in the Time of Marco Polo

The World in the Time of Tutankhamen

The World in the Time of Marie Antoinette

The World in the Time of Leonardo Da Vinci


Also from World Almanac:


The Children's Atlas of Lost Treasures by Struan Reid



Ancient Romans at a Glance

Ancient Egyptians At A Glance

Ancient Greeks at a Glance

The Vikings at a Glance


First Facts Series:

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Romans


Ancient Greeks

Middle Ages


How Do We Know? Set   (stresses discovery through fact and archeological


The Vikings

The Egyptians

The Greeks

The Romans


What Do We Know set

What Do We Know about the Egyptians?

What Do We Know About the Greeks?

What Do We Know About the Romans?

What Do We Know About the Vikings?

What Do We Know About the Celts?

What Do We Know About the Middle Ages?


The Atlas of the Classical World by Piero Bardi


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Costume and Fashion by Jack Cassin-Scott


Fashion Through the Ages from Overcoats to Petticoats  by Margaret Knight


Bodies from the Bog by James M Deem


World Almanac Education is the source of many, many more children's books

that cover our  timeperiod. For a catalog, phone 1-800-321-1147 or fax

1-800-321-1149 or write to:

World Almanac Education

15255 NEO Parkway

Cleveland Ohio 44128-3147



Subject: [Fwd: NEW! Spring booklist of SCA interest]

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 17:33:34 -0700

From: Librarian <betpulib at ptd.net>

Organization: Bethany Public Library

To: stefan at texas.net




Here is one of my periodic lists detailing books of interest to SCAdian

adults a children. Enjoy!


Dame Aoife, a librarian


The following books are available from World Almanac Education:

( www.worldalmanac.com   or  1-800-321-1147 )


Weapons---Updated Edition by the Diagram Group. Weapons from 5ooo BC to

2000 AD. Contains selections from all types of weapons from all ages and



Weapons and Warfare By Milton Meltzer  The evolution of weapons and

warfare from wooden clubs to modern bombs.


The Times Atlas of World History  Contains 128 pages of double-page

spreads on major themes of world history, 600 full color maps, glossary

of over 100,000 entries.


The World Set of....

The World of the Pharoah

The World of the Medieval Knight

The World of Castles and Forts

The World of Architectural Wonders

The World of the Pirate

Suitable for grades 5-8, with lush illustrations.


Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts A History of Burial By Penny Coleman

Death and the customs that have grown up around it throughout the world

and through history.


A Celebration of Customs and Rituals of the World by Robert Ingpen and

Philip Wilkinson   Information from a host of cultures including

ceremonies for naming, initiation, weddings, and harvests. Suitable for

grades 1-6.


The Historical Encyclopedia of Costume   a lavish modern edition with

over 2,000 full color lithographs.


The Atlas of the Ancient World by Margaret Oliphant---the emreging

history of the world's great cultures: Persia, Greece, Rome, Egypt,

China, and the Americas. The rise and fall of empires in maps, photos and



Time Travellers Series:

Bog Bodies

Greenland Mummies

Ancient Horsemen of Siberia

Ice Maiden of the Andes


Religions of the World, the Illustrated guide to Origins, Beliefs,

Customs, & Festivals


Voyages of Discovery Set:

Viking Explorers

Explorers of the Ancient World


The Atlas of Ship Wrecks and Treasure: The History, location, and

Treasures of Ships Lost at Sea  by Nigel Pickford     Covers wrecks from

ancient Rome to WW II.


Eyewitness books of interest (grades 4 and up):

Ancient China

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Rome


Arms & Armor




Medieval Life






Witches and Magic Makers


Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology   over 1,000 characters from world

mythology, arranged geographically with more than 2,000 artworks and

photos. Grades 4 and up.


Dictionary of Celtic Mythology by James MacKillop  4,000 alphabetically

arranged entries of mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. Characters,

places, ideas, concepts, animals, plants, creatures, etc.


Myth and Civilization series (grades 3 and up):

Ancient egyptians


Ancient Greeks


Bullfinch's trilogy:

The age of the Fable

Legends of Charlemagne

The Age of Chivalry



Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 15:01:07 -0800

From: Ron and Laurene Wells <tinyzoo at aracnet.com>



Some of you who have children might be interested in a book we checked out

from the library.  I have been reading a few pages a week to my children,

and it is very interesting!  The publisher has re-created scenes to look

like medival ages and used these photographs as the backdrop for the page.

The book seems to be part of an "I WAS THERE" series. It is called "KNIGHTS

in Armor" there is no author.  The ISBN numer is 1898304424 if you have

some means of locating the book that way, as each book has a unique ISBN


It is not intended to be an adults book, but I have enjoyed reading it to

my kids.  And learned a fair bit myself in the process.


There was another book we checked out from the library called "CASTLE LIFE"

that even had a Medieval recipe in it, but it seems we took it back to the

library already.


Happy cooking!

- -Laurene



Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 20:29:10 EDT

From: <CRDESOUZA at aol.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ku.edu

Subject: Re: Picture books with medieval stories?


My boys are now 6 and 8.  Last year they enjoyed a book from the library

which I stumbled upon.  "The Making of a Knight."  Not a fairy/folk tale, but

certainly medieval themed.


Interesting story and lots of full page pictures.


When my guys were younger and we brought home library books (they got to pick

them out) which were too wordy for their attention, I'd just summarize in a

sentance or two what was going on at that page.  I haven't seen any books

with a medieval theme geared for two year olds; so I suggest using this

strategy. But pictures are good when they're little and not yet seeing the

stories in their head.


I have made note of a nifty book we read about a year ago.  "Castle Diary,

The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page" transcribed by Richard Platt,

Illuminated by Chris Riddell.  Now this book, as I recall, would be a read

alone book for older kids.  But you could summarize this for the littler

ones. Lots of neat stuff going on as Tobias is sent to live at his uncles

and we have a look at many aspects of daily life.  What I remember liking the

BEST about this book was the DETAILED illustrations.  Lots and lots and lots

of little details.  Like a Where's Waldo.  Perhaps I enjoyed this more than

the boys.


Sueva the Short




To: SCALibrarians at topica.com

From: johnna holloway <johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu>

Subject: Re: [SCALibrarians] Book reviews//DK

Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 11:21:57 -0400


jahb at lehigh.edu wrote:

> That would be great. A listing of good books for kids about the middle

> ages/renaissance would be a great tool for educational demos.


> By the way, would anyone care to comment on the reliability/accuracy of

> the Eyewitness Books?

> I borrowed two: Eyewitness: Medieval Life and Eyewitness: Renaissance

> from the public library last night to use at our Celtic Classic demo. As

> documentation they suck, of course, since they have no cited references.

> However, as visual aids, can anyone comment on the content?


The library at South Meadows has lots of DK titles.

We can get them at a big discount at Sam's Club

(even cheaper than with the only 20 per cent discount

given by the local rep), so we are loaded up with them.

They are attractive and the boys especially love them.

Yes, they are not documented or well-sourced, but

in terms of circulation and appeal, they win hands down.


Johnna Holloway



To: SCALibrarians at topica.com

From: ladysvea at netscape.net

Subject: [SCALibrarians] Book review

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 22:22:10 -0400


Greetings to the list:

Here are the two medieval books I had to review for the May meeting of the South Jersey Book Evaluation Committee. This is the kind of thing I get to review a lot - most are ordinary,forgetable, often series, titles that get designated "good," i.e. a respectable purchase, but not memorable. Buy it if you have to have more on the subject.  The "recommended" means most libraries will want to own it.  Better than just "good," this gets serious consideration for purchase.  "Outstanding" is oh, WOW!  Must have!  Squeeze it out of the budget somehow!  You will notice that I seldom designate anything outstanding. Note that these reviews are not written for the SCA, but for public and school librarians.

   Fiona MacDonald, THE WORLD IN THE TIME OF MARCO POLO.  Chelsea House, 1997/2001. ISBN: 0-7910-6033-0.  Recommended for grades 4 - 7.

   Profusely illustrated with photographs of existing objects and reproductions of art works of the time, this is a general survey of what the world was like in about 1200 A.D.  This goes beyond the countries touched on by the Polo family to include what was happening in Africa, Australia and the Americas.

   Although not very useful for students doing explorer reports on Marco Polo, this is very useful in understanding the times he was living in and the changes going on in the world that lead to the Age of Exploraion.  Illustrative materials are carefully chosen and the introductory information given for each topic area is intriguing enough to lead students to do further research.  A good starting place for a variety of reports and, perhaps more importantly, fun to browse.

   Imogene Dawson. CLOTHES AND CRAFTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES.  Gareth Stevens, 1997/2001  ISBN  0-8368-2736-8.  Good for grades 3 - 6.

   This is a very brief social history of the Middle Ages in Europe.  The primary focus is on clothing and personal adornment.  Much less emphasis is given to the various crafts, although this is part of the CLOTHES AND CRAFTS IN HISTORY series.  An added section at the end gives projects that children can attempt on their own or with minimal adult help.

   Although a very cursory view, this does hit many of the highlights and introduces many of the terms used in any discussion of the Middle Ages.  The information given is greatly enhanced by illustrations drawn from period sources, including some of the most famous of the illuminated manuscripts.  It would be a good starting point for a medieval unit, but will need a great deal of supplemental material for a full understanding of social structures, politics, arts, and the importance of the era.


   These are just two of the books I had to review that month.  There were others, but they were not on topics of SCAdian interest.  I have been going to five of these review meetings a year for the last 20 years.  How many reviews do you want and how far back do you want me to go?  Lady Justine and I have also done a few book reviews for our local Shire newsletter. Maybe we should post those also.  How about it, Justine?  

   I will only comment on DK to say that the paper over boards bindings are very pretty and very likely to fall apart in the first six months.  They (DK) are, I understand, finally getting wise to the fact that many libraries want library bindings, even if it costs more, because it is a saving in the long run.  I agree with the comments about content and illustrations.  





To: SCALibrarians at topica.com

From: hrafnasdot at aol.com

Subject: [SCALibrarians] juvenile book list

Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 14:00:38 EST


Attached is a link for a juvenile book list I have been working on for

several months.  The first list is alpha with/ISBN broken into reading

groups: picture books, fiction, non-fiction and history. Following it are the

annotations. It is a long list, about thirty pages in Word format in all and

covers about 200/300 books.  The second list is a working list, broken into

cultures, i.e.: Norse, French, English/Brit, Celt, Gael, Russian,

Asia/Japanese/Mongol, Arabic and General Middle Ages, Castles, Knights.  This

second list was created in Microsoft Publisher, so I don't know if everyone

can read it - I'll try to translate into Word if anyone wants it.


I've tried submitting it to several compititions in the SCA, but it doesn't

fit their categories very well, so no one has really seen it.  Any comments

are greatly welcome, as I would like to find a home for this.  Someone on the

list had requested this book list earlier, but due to mundane activities I

lost their address and could not respond - I apologize to them.


Hope this is useful to someone.  The link is:



Asa Hrafnasdottir

Loch Ruadh



Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 09:55:22 -0500

From: johnna holloway <johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu>

To: sca-cooks at ansteorra.org

Subject: [Sca-cooks] OT, OOP request for Tudor gruesome facts and insults


Gorgeous Muiredach wrote:

> Could anyone who knows gruesome facts about Tudor history, or insults used

> in period send them to me or to hccook at btinternet.com ?  It's for a history

> class for 10 year olds.


The book that comes to mind that would be perfect is:

Reeking Royals (Smelly Old History)

by Mary J. Dobson, Vince Reid (Illustrator). Oxford did it.


Another is: her volume--

Tudor Odours (Smelly Old History, Scratch N

Sniff Your Way Through the Past)

by Mary J. Dobson, Vince Reid, Martin J. Cottam


or Medieval Muck (Smelly Old History)

by Mary J. Dobson, Vince Reid (Illustrator)


There's also:

The Measly Middle Ages  by Terry Deary, Martin C. Brown (Illustrator)

which I haven't seen.


Kids this age tend to love this sort of item. Ask if the school or local

public library has them.


Otherwise true facts about drawing and quartering tend to be gruesome

enough to do the trick.


Johnna Holloway  Johnnae llyn Lewis



Subject: Re: [SCALibrarians] Reading list input

Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 07:27:51 -0500 (EST)

From: Robin Carroll-Mann <rcmann4 at earthlink.net>


From: Rennewief Grunewald <jul2474 at yahoo.com>

Does anyone have any favorites Medieval fiction or non-fiction for that age group? (Grades 1-3).



Aliki, _A Medieval Feast_, New York: Crowell, 1983.


Brighid ni Chiarain



Subject: Re: [SCALibrarians] Reading list input

Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 15:20:09 -0500

From: Tara Patterson <tara at va.gwu.edu>

To: SCALibrarians at topica.com


From: Rennewief Grunewald <jul2474 at yahoo.com>

> Does anyone have any favorites Medieval fiction or non-fiction for that age group? (Grades 1-3).


_St. George and the Dragon_ by Margaret Hodges and Trina S. Hyman (1984, 1990, ages 4-8).  The illustrations are wonderfully done.





Subject: RE: [SCALibrarians] Reading list input

Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 19:26:51 -0500

From: "Claus, Susan" <clauss at einetwork.net>

To: SCALibrarians at topica.com, SCALibrarians at topica.com


The Loathsome Dragon by David Weisner (Putnam, 1987) is a retelling of an English folktale about a wicked stepmother changing a young girl into a loathsome dragon, and how the girl's brother breaks the enchantment. It has been well recieved by older elementary age groups,( both boys and girls) anytime I've read it.


Branwen Beekeeper



Subject: RE: [SCALibrarians] Reading list input

Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 20:14:09 -0500

From: "Claus, Susan" <clauss at einetwork.net>

To: SCALibrarians at topica.com


Also- Chanticleer and the Fox by Chaucer, retold and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Ollie Forgot by Tedd Arnold (1988) and the long-out-of-print-but-recently-reprinted The Duchess Bakes a Cake by Virginia Kahl.





From: nweders at mail.utexas.edu

Date: February 15, 2005 10:28:08 AM CST

To: bryn-gwlad at ansteorra.org

Subject: [Bryn-gwlad] of interest to parents


Found a few articles on line about young adult books and how well they represent the Middle Ages.









Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 22:52:50 -0400

From: "a5foil" <a5foil at ix.netcom.com>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] cookbook question

To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


Elewyiss scripsit:

> Does anybody have any suggestions for books about food, eating,  

> farming and cooking that would be good for 8-15 year olds?


A Medieval Feast, by Aliki, available in paperback. Amazon says the reading

level is ages 4-8, the book cover says ages 7-11. It might be too young for

your age group, but the illustrations are fun.





Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:58:48 -0400

From: Johnna Holloway <johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] cookbook question

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


> Elewyiss asked:

> Does anybody have any suggestions for books about

> food, eating, farming and cooking that would be good for 8-15 year olds?


I tend to talk to the teachers when I do these and tailor each session to

the books and audience. Is it 6th grade history or 4th grade English or a 2nd

grade medieval faire? Aliki is good and most libraries have it. I've also seen and own Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages (Medieval World) which isn't bad.

I haven't used it with a school age crowd yet, but I think that it

would work. I last used Flandrin's expensive Fêtes gourmandes au Moyen Age which is in French. The pictures are just great. You might think about the

newly illustrated editions of Medieval Cookery by Black and Tudor Cookery

by Brears. They have illustrations in them and good recipes, although those are

given in metric and UK measures.  If you end up needing

17th century materials, the titles by Kate Waters are good. She did

Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast. Also see 1621: A New Look at

Thanksgiving. Both are well illustrated.

I also own illustrated booklets and pamphlets from various European castles, houses, and museums.


For general medieval recipes Pleyn Delit might be the best choice for a

book for the older tweens and teens.





Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 22:05:34 -0500

From: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse at one.net>

Subject: [Sca-cooks] 2008 Newbery Award--book on Medieval Village life

To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


This sounds as though it might be just the book for young bards.  The  

author is a librarian in Maryland.  If anyone already has the book,  

what cooking, food, and agriculture related sections are there?





The 2008 Newbery Medal winner is Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices  

from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz , published by Candlewick.


In "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village,"  

thirteenth-century England springs to life using 21 dramatic  

individual narratives that introduce young inhabitants of village and  

manor; from Hugo, the lord's nephew, to Nelly, the sniggler.  

Schlitz's elegant monologues and dialogues draw back the curtain on  

the period, revealing character and relationships, hinting at stories  

untold. Explanatory interludes add information and round out this  

historical and theatrical presentation.


"Schlitz adds a new dimension to books for young readers -  

performance," said Committee Chair Nina Lindsay. "Varied poetic forms  

and styles offer humor, pathos and true insight into the human  

condition. Each entry is superb in itself, and together the pieces  

create a pageant that transports readers to a different time and place."



From: Kathy Randall <krandall57 at ATT.NET>

Date: January 18, 2011 9:46:29 PM CST

To: CALONTIR at listserv.unl.edu

Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Boudica


<<< Anyone have a favorite historic fiction version of the Boudica rebellion?  One that hedges more on historic than fiction?


Guillaume >>>


My personal favorite is a young adult novel called "Song for a Dark Queen" by Rosemary Sutcliff. Sutcliff has written a number of young adult novels about early British and Roman-British history. They seem to be as accurate as they can be--given how little record there is from the time, and her writing really has a 'you are there' feeling.


Catriona de Brynton



From: Dorcas or Jean <dorcas_jean at YAHOO.COM>

Date: March 1, 2011 12:22:06 PM CST

To: CALONTIR at listserv.unl.edu

Subject: [CALONTIR] OT or not?  your favorite children's books translated into Latin


Pretty much just what it says it is.  Enjoy!







Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:44:58 -0400

From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Book request?


On Apr 6, 2011, at 9:31 PM, Deborah Hammons wrote:

<<< Has anyone read, or used a book called *Regional Cuisines of Medieval

Europe: A Book of Essays* by Melitta Weiss Adamson?


A sixth grade teacher sent me an email that they were going to be  

teaching food in Europe out of it and did I think it was accurate.....


Aldyth >>>


It's accurate and excellent. But it's not probably a 6th grade reading  



Better for high school students who could use the footnotes to search  

out more material.


For 6th graders I'd recommend the Greenwood books

Adamson, Melitta Weiss. Food in Medieval Times. Westport, Conn.:  

Greenwood Press, 2004.


Albala, Ken. Cooking in Europe 1250-1650. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood  

Press, 2006.


Albala, Ken. Food in Modern Europe. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press,  





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