Middle Ages

21481 One is One by Picard, ill Ambrus.

One is One.

A gentle boy dreams of knighthood in the violent physical world of 14th c. England. He achieves his goal with difficulty, but then must think again of what he truly wants in his life.



The Golden Book of Christmas Tales.

The Golden Book of Christmas Tales.

Very short tales with large intricate pictures to illustrate them: The Cherry Tree, The Talking Animals, The Robin, The Glastonberry Thorn, La Befana, and others. Possibly some of these appeared earlier in Life magazine. Note: This book has been sold.



Black Horses for the King.

Black Horses for the King.

The court of King Arthur (Artos) from the point of view of a Roman-Celtic boy, Galwyn, who eventually helps Arthur develop a stable of war horses for his knights. To help their hooves adjust to the English climate, he also becomes a skilled farrier. Although this is a departure from science fiction, the author knows her history and her horses, and this book is an absorbing read. (And a good example of how a book's price is more influenced by availability than anything else!) PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.



12992 Nicholas and the Wool-Pack written and ill. by Harnett

Nicholas and the Wool-Pack: An Adventure Story of the Middle Ages.

Nicholas, a Cotswold wool producer's son, together with his fiancee and his best friend, foils the plotting of two visiting Lombards and saves his father's business. Many detailed illustrations of the trade.



The Red Towers of Granada by Trease, ill by Keeping.

The Red Towers of Granada.

Robin, thought to be a leper, takes the road to Nottingham, ringing his bell. His presence serves to protect an old Jewish doctor from the dangers of the road, and he later accompanies him to Spain on a Royal errand. A vivid medieval adventure.



19418 Sir Launcelot and his Companions by Pyle

The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions.

The third of Pyle's books on King Arthur tells of the adventures of Sir Launcelot after he became a knight of the king. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.




Lively's first children's novel; children investigate the secrets of a stone village now deep in the wood, destroyed since the Black Death.



Knights Besieged.

Escaping from the medieval court of Sulieman the Wise, Geoff is recaptured by Turks, then freed by Knights Templar and taken in strict custody to Rhodes. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.



Riddle of the Black Knight; tales and fables from the middle ages.

Lesser known stories from the Gesta Romanorum, giving a vivid picture of the European Middle Ages translated & vividly retold: Riddle of the Black Knight; ten Chests, Fool of God, Race with Rosamond; Strike There!; Three Gifts; and also six Fables.



The Troubadour.

How Aubrey, knight of the Red Cross, travelling in the guise of a troubadour, plotted with 10 year old Marjolaine to retake the Ornac Castle from the evil baron. Accurate and relatively easy to read historical fiction, set in 13th c France.
Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



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