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The Winter Hare

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Young Will Belet is sent from his noble family to serve as a page in the household of the earl of Oxford, where he must confront treachery within the castle as well as danger outside its walls.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 28th 1996 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1996)
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I ordered this book while taking a children's literature class for my masters degree. I greatly enjoyed the story. As a medievalist I am always on the look out for good and historically accurate books to suggest to my sons and students. This is one I could not put down and I will thus be highly recommending to all.
Rebecca Radnor
1141 AD +Battle of Lincoln; Exciting story of a young page, stunted by the pox, dealing w/ political/castle intrigues during The Anarchy. This is the period when sons were sent to another man's holding to be trained to be men. This is why both the main character and his brother are at their uncle's home. It becomes clear that the uncle is trying to ensure things like 'hunting accidents' and 'death in battle' so that their father's holdings will pass to him, and hence he can gift them to his youn ...more
This is an excellent book aimed at children about the Anarchy - or the period of time when King Stephen fought his cousin Matilda for the throne of England.

This book follows the story of a young boy learning to be a knight who gets caught up in the mayhem of the time which was descibed by the Saxon chronicle as the time 'when Christ and his Saints slept'. The young lad has to fight against intrigue in the household he is sent to as well as civil war. The descriptions are great without being too
Neysa Citra
I remember the last time i read this book was when i was in junior high, years ago! And still the story is too good to remember even it was published by the year i was born! I dont think this is such a fairytale story, this is just as great as a #Legend.
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