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Set in seventeenth-century England under Cromwell, Sally Watson's LARK combines historical intrigue with romantic adventure in the high-spirited tale of a young girl who escapes from her uncle's stolid Puritan family.

The daughter of Royalists exiled to France, thirteen-year-old Lark finds the prospect of marrying her cousin Will-of-God so distasteful that she decides to fl...more
hardcover, 223 pages
Published 1966 by Holt, Rinehart & Winston (first published 1964)
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Maddy Barone
Sally Watson has a deft hand with dialogue, description and character building. It's hard to pick a single title of Sally Watson's as my most favorite. But Lark is right up there. There are scenes that I adore to re-read. I love the character of Lark and James is a hoot. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Jack Baillot
To sum up Lark I shall use the following description....JAMES!!!!!!!!!!!
I love James, and Lark is a really fun character. She came close to driving me crazy sometimes, but I liked her too much to be annoyed with her. But James.....he was by far my favourite. Even if he drove me crazy sometimes too.
For fans of Louisa May Alcott, Karen Cushman, L.M. Montgomery, or other writers of spirited girls from the Anglo-Saxon past. If a kid has outgrown the American Girls and likes a drop of romance, offer this.

I have been re-reading this series (my favorite from probably 6th grade?) with my daughter. Some of the best historical fiction ever and fabulous girl role models.
Nov 21, 2007 Lindsey rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Rose
Shelves: fiction
Wonderfully sweet, candid tale of a young Catholic girl whose bravery and common sense shine forth - very inspiring! :)
I read this like 456789 years ago in grade school and I could NEVER FIND IT EVER AGAIN. THE MYSTERY IS OVER
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Watson is a YA historical fiction writer, mostly about the British royals. She moved to England in 1964 and lived there for 24 years. Her most well-known works are parts of her English Family Tree series. Most of her books went out of print in the 1970s, many eventually reprinted by Image Cascade. She has also written YA novels set in ancient Egypt.

Her most recent book is The Angry Earth, an adul...more
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