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The Shield of Three Lions by Pamela Kaufman
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Jun 16, 07

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Read in June, 2007

Set at the time of King Richard the Lionheart's reign and the Crusades, this book follows Alix, a young orphaned girl trying to win back her family's castle and estate. Forced to disguise herself as a boy for safety, she becomes Richard's page and travels with him to the Holy Land. She has to wrestle with puberty and the budding feelings of love, while trying to keep her disguise intact.

Bawdy, crass, and coarse in its language, this book brings to mind the Canterbury Tales. And, reading it as an adult, it's a lot of fun to see the vulgarity medieval life through Alix's completely innocent eyes.
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